FSA Released Syrian Pilot And 30 SAA Soldiers That Had Been Captured In Southeastern Syria

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On August 31, the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups of Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashayer and Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya released a Syrian pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Ali al-Helw and 30 Syrian soldiers.

Al-Helw’s warplane, a Mig-23BN, crashed in the northern Suwayda countryside on August 15. Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya captured the pilot and claimed that it had downed the jet with a 12.7mm gun. However, sources from the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) said that the warplane was crashed due to a technical failure.

On August 19, Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashayer captured 30 Syrian soldiers after it had attacked several positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the northern Suwayda countryside. The Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashayer attack was launched from inside the Jordanian territory.

The both sides have not revealed any additional information about the deal so far.

The FSA groups demanded from the SAA to release the FSA founder, Hussien al-Harmoush, who was captured by the Syrian intelligence in 2011 in exchange for Ali- al-Helw. However, it was not announced that Harmoush was release, also it is highly doubtable that he is still alive in jail.

The deal was likely between the Syrian government and the US-led collation more than with the FSA. In the last few days, the US-led collation asked the FSA to evacuate rom the Damascus desert, and this deal could be a part of this.

FSA Released Syrian Pilot And 30 SAA Soldiers That Had Been Captured In Southeastern Syria FSA Released Syrian Pilot And 30 SAA Soldiers That Had Been Captured In Southeastern Syria FSA Released Syrian Pilot And 30 SAA Soldiers That Had Been Captured In Southeastern Syria

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  • Klaus Barz

    FSA should fight bullshitt-Turks because Turks serve as Bitches for israelis.
    Turks lived always as Bitches and sluts

  • Expo Marker

    Wow, FSA/NSya releases SAA prisioners on the day of Eid. Just another sign that there’s no stopping the SAA.

  • Daniel Castro

    It looks like they were starving…

  • Solomon Krupacek

    good news. first time they behaved as soldiers and not terrorists.

  • DJ Double D

    It is definitely a very good news. Welcome home Heroes. I hope this deal isn’t traded with the Territorial Integrity of Syria. If US is actively involved in this, things might not be all rosy after all.

  • Leon Auguste

    Great gesture! Lets hope the SAA reciprocates and takes steps to bringing this horrible conflict to an end sooner than later

    • Gary Sellars

      Yes, by EXTERMINATING the filthy FSA rats….. No mercy, no surrender, just KILL THEM ALL.

  • Gary Sellars

    One half-decent action doesn’t make up for a long history of terror & murder & betrayal of the nation. They will still die a traitors death and be dumped in a shallow and quickly forgotten grave…. Kill them ALL.

  • ObJ

    Syrian war is over!

  • Man Dagang

    Fsa make big stupid mistake released civilians butchers in pressure by double faced coalition jordan back stabbing partner