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Syrian Su-24 Shot Down By Rebels In Qalamoun Mountains

Rebels in Qalamoun Mountains have claimed to have shot a Syrian Su-24 fighter jet, Free Syrian Army reported.

The moment of Su-24 falling was filmed and posted on Twitter. According to Al-Masdar News, the aircraft fell into territory controlled by Syrian government forces, while the pilot has shot himself clear. His fate is still unknown.

Jaysh Tahrir al-Sham rebels shot the fighter aircraft moments after it kicked-off a revenge offensive against Syrian government forces on Sunday, the report noted.

The Sukhoi Su-24, codenamed "Fencer" by NATO, is a supersonic, twin-engine, all-weather attack aircraft. It carries a crew of two: the pilot and a weapons system operator.

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