BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:25 A.M.) – The Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoygu revealed on Friday that his air force used the fifth generation Su-57 fighter jet in Syria.
According to Shoygu, the Russian Aerospace Forces used the Su-57 fighter jet while carrying out airstrikes over several militant targets inside Syria in February 2018.
In particular, Shoygu revealed that the Su-57 fighter jet had fired the Russian military’s most modern cruise missile, Kh-59MK2, during their brief operation this past Winter.
A Syrian military source told Al-Masdar News on Saturday morning that the Su-57 was primarily used in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate.
The source added that the Russian aircraft had repeatedly bombed Jaysh Al-Izza’s positions inside the towns of Kafr Zita and Al-Lataminah.