BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:05 P.M.) – The Russian Navy has just fired several cruise missiles over the Idlib countryside, pro-government activists in Latakia reported this afternoon.

The cruise missiles reportedly targeted the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate, where the downed Russian pilot was killed today.

Al-Masdar has reached out to the Syrian military to confirm these reports.

A Russian Su-25 jet was allegedly shot down by the Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Nasr, as tthe aircraft was carrying out a mission over the Idlib countryside.

Footage showing the downed aircraft was released by the Islamist rebels was released this afternoon, along with another video showing the dead pilot.

The Russian Ministry of Defense has not yet released a statement regarding the downed aircraft.

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