Syrian jet shot down; pilot captured by Nusra Front -sources
Russian military jets flying from Syria seen shortly before landing at airbase in Voronezh region - REUTERS

BEIRUT: Syria’s military said a Syrian warplane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in Aleppo province and that its pilot ejected, state media reported.

A monitoring group and a rebel source said the pilot was captured by the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front. The military source quoted by state media said the plane was on a reconnaissance mission.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier said Islamist rebels had shot down the jet south of the city of Aleppo.

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