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U.S.-backed Militants shoot down Syrian Army Warplane

Opposition militants have shot down a Syrian fighter jet in the Syrian Desert while on combat mission.

Osoud al-Shaqiyah, a militant from the U.S.-backed opposition group, said the MIG-21 jet fighter of the Syrian Army Air Force was downed in the eastern countryside of Swaida province in southern Syria.

According to the group’s account on social media, the militants are now on search of the pilot who managed to eject before the plane crashed.

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