Russian fighter jet 'shot down' in Syria's Idlib province, BBC reports

Russian fighter jet 'shot down' in Syria's Idlib province, BBC reports

The pilot managed to eject and parachute to the ground before being captured.

In other videos locals run up to the flaming wreckage of the military where it crash landed.

The strike followed the downing of the Russian Su-25 aircraft in the area.

"The pilot died in a fight with terrorists", it said.

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"We conducted a group strike using precision weapons in the area controlled by the Jabhat al-Nusra [Jabhat Fatah al-Sham] terrorist group in the Idlib province, from where the missile was launched on the [downed] Russian Su-25 airplane". "The pilot was killed while fighting against terrorists".

Russian Federation has acted alongside its Syrian allies targeting rebels in the area.

A rebel source said the Sukhoi plane was shot down over Khan al-Subl town near the city of Saraqeb, close to a major highway that has come under fierce air attack and attempts to advance on the ground by the Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias.

UN Envoy for Syria also said that the constitutional committee agreed on at the Syrian National Dialogue Congress will comprise both the representatives of the Syrian government and opposition activists and thanked the forum in the city of Sochi for its contribution to the Geneva peace talks.

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In August 2016, a Russian military helicopter was shot down over Syria and all five people on board were killed.

Russian air force losses have been rare since it began its Syria campaign in September 2015.

It agreed on the creation of a commission to discuss the country's post-war constitution. In believe that we are in a significant stage in the change toward peace and should make sure that the process led by the United Nations makes progress in Geneva, in a believable and serious way, he said.

Syria's state news agency, SANA, said Syrian troops captured the village of Maasaran as well as the Tel Tokan hill, cutting links between Saraqeb and the rebel stronghold of Maarest al-Numan to the south.

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Around 1,400 delegates attended Tuesday's meeting, as part of a broader push by regime-backer Moscow to consolidate its influence in the Middle East.

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