The Jaysh Al Islam militant group has announced downing a fighter jet, belonged to the Syrian Arab Air Force.
The MiG 29 jet fighter was reportedly downed near the Assad military airbase of al-Seen in Damascus eastern countrysid. Jaysh al-Islam affiliated media outlets argue that the aircrew was killed in the crash. However, no proofs have been released yet.
The MiG 29 downing came after anouther Jaysh al-Islam’s claim: Last nigth, the group stated that it downed the government’s military helicopter that was hovering in Ghouta sky.
Jaysh Al Islam reported that the Syrian Arab Air Force’s helicopter gunship was downed over Bahariyah in the East Ghouta. The group allegedly used the 9K33 Osa. It’s a Soviet-made, mobile, low-altitude, short-range tactical surface-to-air missile system.
Pro-government sources argue that, at least, the helicopter gunship has managed to land safely, denying the militants’ claims.