Jihadist forces shot down Syrian government jet with anti-aircraft missile
On Tuesday morning, the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Jabhat Al-Nusra shot down a Syrian SU-22 Jet that was seen flying a intelligence-gathering operation over the strategic village of Tal Al-‘Eiss in southern Aleppo governorate.
The pilot was able to eject from the jet before it crashed; but, this resulted in his later capture by the Islamist rebel forces close to Tal Al-‘Eiss.
According to Syrian officials, the SU-22 was shot down by a MANPAD (anti-aircraft missile) that was supposedly in the possession of the jihadists forces on tuesday. There are rumors that the rebel forces got a large MANPAD supply by Turkey in the last days.
This video claims to show the moment where the downed Syrian jet pilot was captured south of Aleppo: