BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham shot down a Syrian fighter jet over the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate earlier today.
According to a report from the Syrian military, their Su-22 jet disappeared from radar after carrying out an attack over the southern corridor of the Idlib Governorate.
Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham said they managed to shoot down the Su-22 while it was bombing the front-line town of Ta’manah.
The jihadists said they captured the pilot in southern Idlib; however, no videos or photos have been released to corroborate these claims.
The Syrian military has also denied that the pilot has been captured.
The latest downing of this Su-22 marks the second time this year that the jihadists have shot down a Syrian military aircraft.
The previous downing of a Syrian aircraft took place in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate after the warplane bombed the town of Al-Latamnah.