The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) launched today proactive airstrikes against Islamic militants in northern Hama, thwarting a wide-scale blitz against Army positions.

Military Surveillance Units in al-Mughayr (nearly 17 km to the north of Mahardah city) learned that huge numbers of militants fighting for al-Qaeda franchise in Syria, Jabhet al-Nusra and Jund al-Aqsa are mobilizing with their light and medium-caliber weapons in three nearby villages: Kafr Nabudah, Jabriya and al-Banah, where were expected to launch a surprise attack.

Carrying out its mission, a Syrian Mig-21 cashed immediately after it pounded positions held by Islamic rebels in the area.

While pro-rebel activists claimed the aircraft was downed by the militants, a source confirmed to Al Masdar that it crashed due to technical failure. “The hero pilot was ejected but tragically shot dead while parachuting”, the source said.

The crashed plane was caught on camera by a pro-rebel activist. However, a closer look at the footage shows no sign whatsoever that the warplane was hit by anti-aircraft weapons.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 228
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    228
    Shares
ALSO READ  Syria announces 3 more coronavirus cases

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Member
Regular
Commenter
Upvoted
Sean_in_Nyc

Any Mig 21 is at least 30 years old, up to 55. The Syrians no doubt got theirs second hand, and not likely the newest, 1985 versions either. The fact that they were even flying beggars belief. Just getting those things off the ground is a success. Accomplishing the mission is a victory, and bringing the jet home is just a bonus.

Guest
Regular
Upvoted
Commenter
Dr. James Padgett

The Russians updated…added to them.

Shubham Isadkar
Guest
Shubham Isadkar

It has been nearly 6 month that we are hearing syaaf losses. Since the assistance of Russian authorities in maintains syaaf displaying th efficiency like never before since the start of war #turningthewinds

Benfatto
Guest
Benfatto

Let the jihadist think they shot it down, and they will keep on wasting ammo by shooting at the sky.