VIDEO: Russian pilot shot while trying to reach government-held territory

2015-11-24 13:36

Cairo - A Russian fighter jet crew member shot down over northern Syria was hit by rebel fire as he tried to guide his parachute towards government-held territory, the rebel group that claims his killing says.

"During their fall, they tried repeatedly to direct their parachutes to arrive on land controlled by the dictator Bashar Assad," says Jabir Ahmad, spokesperson of the brigade, in a Facebook message to dpa.

Ahmad says that "our men of the Tenth Coastal Brigade machine gun company were able to hit him before he got away and his corpse fell in the liberated area."

Bellow is a video where armed men have surrounded one of the Russian pilots who is shown to be bruised and unconscious.

Warning: Some viewers may find this video disturbing.

Read more on:    turkey  |  russia  |  syria  |  security

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