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Syria’s Islamist rebels shot down, earlier this day, a Syrian Air Force Su-22 in Eastern Qalamoun region while on combat mission, captured its pilot.

The Saudi-backed Jaish al-Islam released a footage showing the wreckage of the downed aircraft, followed by a short interview with the captured pilot who managed to eject himself before the crash. The 36 year-old major Nawras Hassan took off from the strategic al-Dumayr military airbase on a combat mission against militants’ positions near Jayrud city in the Eastern Qalamoun region.

It’s unclear whether the fighter jet was downed with anti-aircraft artilleries of missiles.

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/video-jihadi-rebels-shoot-syrian-fighter-jet-capture-pilot/ | Al-Masdar News