BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:50 P.M.) – The Syrian pilot that was flying the jet near the border of the occupied Golan Heights was reportedly killed during the crash.
According to a military source in Damascus, the pilot was identified as Colonel ‘Umran Mare of Tartous.
Colonel Mare was flying his Su-22 fighter jet in the northwestern corridor of the Yarmouk Basin region, when he reportedly approached the border of the occupied Golan Heights.
The Syrian jet was then struck by two Patriot missiles that were fired by the Israeli air defense forces.
The pilot was then reported dead shortly after his jet crashed in the Yarmouk Basin region of southwest Syria.
Colonel Mare is the second Syrian pilot to be killed by Israel in the last four years.