Syrian Pilot Ejects; Rebels: We Downed Plane

Monday, 13 August 2012 09:06 AM

BEIRUT — Syrian state-run media say a pilot ejected from a warplane after technical failure while rebels claim they shot it down.

Activists released a video which they claim shows a government Soviet-made MiG warplane catching fire apparently after it was hit by ground fire over the eastern province of Deir el-Zour. The warplane appears to be spiral into a ball of flames. It was impossible to independently verify the video.

SANA news agency says that warplane was on a training mission on Monday, adding that a search is under way to find the pilot.

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