Al-Qaeda militants parade captured Syrian fighter pilot after shooting down his jet

Al-Qaeda militants have shot down a warplane with a surface-to-air missile and captured the pilot alive near the Syrian city of Aleppo.

The London-based monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a plume of smoke was seen as the plane caught fire before it fell in the Talat al-Iss highland.

Al-Qaeda-affiliated rebels of Jabhat al-Nusra have reportedly carried the pilot back to their headquarters. He has reportedly been named as Colonel Khaled Saeed.

  • Ho Hum

    The headline should read U.S. backed Al Nusra front (Al Qaeda) rebels shoot down Syrian Air Force jet with U.S. supplied SAM’s. The poor pilot is probably regretting ejecting from his jet.

  • pop

    The pilot should have taken a happy pill. Jesus rest his soul. Amen

    • African

      America and the West must be celebrating this as they consider Assad and his forces to be their enemies but Islamic jihadists to be their allies.

  • marty_p

    Further proof that Syria would have its ass severely kicked should they ever engage the IDF.

  • john700

    Reading between the lines of jihadis: Bashar’s air force has a shortage of young pilots.

  • This won’t end well.