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A Syrian jet has been shot down by a surface-to-air missile, most likely with a BGM-71 TOW, an American-made missile launcher, in Aleppo Province, Syrian state TV reported, adding that the pilot ejected.
The pilot of the downed plane has been taken by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front to one of its bases.
Photos supposedly showing the pilot have also appeared, the comments suggesting he is alive.
The ceasefire in Syria was introduced on February 27. It doesn’t apply to Islamic State (Daesh, IS, ISIS/ISIL), Al-Nusra Front and other organizations designated by the UN’s Security Council as ‘terrorists’.
A total of 97 armed groups operating in Syria have agreed to the ceasefire.
Both IS and Al-Nusra Front jihadists have been intensifying their military action in Syria recently, especially in Aleppo province.