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    Syrian Air Force Jet Downed in Deir Ez-Zor, Pilot Dead – Reports

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    A Syrian Air Force plane was shot down in the eastern city of Deir Ez-Zor, SANA news agency reported. The pilot of the aircraft is dead.

    MOSCOW, September 18 (Sputnik) — The warplane was downed while on a combat mission against Daesh positions, a military source told Syria’s state news agency SANA.

    There was no immediate information about the possible attackers.

    The Syrian government has been carrying out airstrikes against Daesh hideouts in the neighborhoods of al-Tharda Mountain, al-Orfi, al-Kanamat, and Panorama, according to the outlet.

    The news comes after Syrian government forces had been attacked by US-led coalition aircraft in Deir ez-Zor. At least 62 Syrian soldiers and 100 others were killed in the strikes. The bombing led to Daesh's advance near the Deir ez-Zor airport.


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