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BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 A.M.) – A Russian Su-25 fighter jet barely evaded anti-aircraft fire from the jihadist rebels on Thursday, as it was carrying out a mission over the Idlib countryside.

The pro-opposition Edlib Media Center (EMC) released footage of Jaysh Al-Nasr attempting to shoot down the fighter jet as it was flying over east Idlib.

The video below shows the Russian jet’s close call in Idlib:

The Su-25 was built for close combat support, thanks in large part to its armored plating that wraps around the cockpit and protects the pilot.

This protection has proven incredibly beneficial for the Russian and Syrian air forces, as they often come under heavy gunfire from the rebel and ISIS fighters.

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Foster Grant
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What does V.V. Putin think here? If he continues to bombard innocents in addition to rebels indiscriminately in Idlib, he risks losing pilots. Russia decimated thousands in Aleppo who were not rebels, continues to support the butcher Al-Assad and his chemical attacks they deserve what they are getting. Its just as they say, what goes around comes around.

ivan
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it’s all lies and deception. no Assad of chemical weapons. usa fabricates accusations without proof and facts.

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That’s alright. Russia does supply it’s combat active pilots a spare pair of underwear.

Ivan
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The Su-25 will return, and those who shot at it will never need anything in this life

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Oh dear , no one has a sense of humor anymore..Got to smile before life is over..

Rin
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I think the main problem is that your sense of humor sucks.
Work on yourself.

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In that case you need to have very close call at being shot , by close I mean f*****g close , numerous times , then you too might get a sense of humor. If you can’t laugh about surviving a f*****g close call then you are the one with a problem.

Sergei
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Everyone who opposes Assad will die eventually