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Syrian Rebels Shoot Down A Regime Fighter Jet

Syrian rebels say they've shot down a regime plane in northern Syria. The pilot has been captured by Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate.

By Jake Godin | April 5, 2016

Syrian rebels shot down a regime fighter jet. 

The plane crashed in northern Syria. While the pilot was able to eject safely, he was captured after landing

Jabhat al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, claimed to have the pilot in its custody.

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Syria's state news agency claims the jet was shot down with a surface-to-air missile. 

It's pretty rare that rebels are able to shoot down any aircraft in Syria. That's mainly because they really just don't have access to any anti-air weapons

This video includes music from Frenic / CC BY 3.0

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