Syria: Russian warplane shot down and pilot killed on ground by rebels in Sarqeb

Syrian rebels have killed a Russian pilot after his plane was shot down in the country’s northwest.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the pilot was killed after landing alive on the ground near the rebel-held town of Sarqeb, in Idlib province.

Syrian troops have been trying to reach the town under the cover of Russian airstrikes.

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