A Russian Su-25 was reportedly shot down in Syria on
Saturday, and the pilot may have been killed by Syrian
Russia has increased bombing runs in Idlib in the last
month, which has resulted in more than one hundred civilian
deaths and displaced more than 100,000 people.
A Russian Su-25 appears to have
been shot down in Syria’s Idlib province on Saturday.
Jaish al-Nasr, a faction in the Free Syrian Army, released footage of the Su-25
getting shot down, and more video has appeared of the wreckage.
The pilot reportedly safely ejected, but has since been captured
by local forces, according to the BBC. Images
circulating on social media later appeared suggesting he was
found and killed by Syrian rebels.
Russia and the Syrian regime have increased airstrikes in Idlib
and Eastern Ghouta in the last month, two of the Syrian rebels’
last remaining strongholds.
Scores of adults and children were killed and wounded in Idlib, and about 100,000
people were displaced in the first two weeks of January alone. At
least 177 civilians were killed and
more than 800 were also wounded in Eastern Ghouta in that same
Moscow later accused the US of helping the
rebels target its air base, and even accused Ukraine of making
The US and Ukraine strongly denied the claims.