Syrian, Russian Special Forces Rescue Pilot of Downed Jet

Russian pilot safe and in good health after jet downed by Turkish air forces, says military source

Syrian and Russian special forces carried out night rescue operations deep into enemy lines to retrieve one of the two pilots of the Russian jet downed by the Turkish army on Tuesday, a military source revealed.

The Russian Su-24 aircraft was downed over Syrian territory Tuesday by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet when it was returning from a mission in the northern countryside of Lattakia.

Special forces who carried out the rescue operation returned safely, the source added, stressing that the Russian pilot is in good health.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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