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.