BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 A.M.) – Family members of the Syrian Lieutenant Colonel Pilot Ali Fahd, whose aircraft was shot down by US-led coalition forces on Monday, gave an exclusive interview in Salamiyah, Hama province, on Wednesday, during which they gave their account of what they know so far about their missing relative.
“We, the Family of Fahd, want to know the fate of this pilot and where is he now, because his kids, his wife, and his brothers are worried,” said Fayez Fahd, an uncle of the pilot.
“Where is he now? No one knows the fate of this pilot. We knew the aircraft was shot down in Syria close to the Syrian city of Raqqa, it has been shot down by the coalition,” he continued.
Mohyyddin Fahd, a cousin, said that they heard that “after 24 hours the army men rescued him,” and that he was brought to “a Kurdish hospital.”
However, the family does not know where he currently is nor “what fate he faced until now.” He proceeded demanding “all the Arab and foreign countries standing with Syria and love Syria, and Russia in the same time, to look after the Lieutenant Colonel Pilot Ali Fahd.”
Some reports said that the aircraft was shot down when it attacked US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters in Raqqa. Others stated that Ali Fahd is still alive, but failed to give any confirmations on his current whereabouts to his family.
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