• News
  • Global News

Russian pilot killed after plane downed in Syria: defense ministry

Russian pilot killed after plane downed in Syria: defense ministry

Syrian rebels say they brought down a Russian warplane in an area of northern Syria's Idlib province that has seen heavy air strikes, and two rebel sources say they had captured the pilot who was badly injured.

Rebel fighters in Syria have shot down a Russian plane using a handheld anti-aircraft missile and killed its pilot when he open fire on them while trying to resist capture.

It is not known who shot down the plane, but jihadist group al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has a presence in the area.

Russian Federation has launched a bombing campaign against revel groups in Syria in support of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Russian Federation has been providing air support to the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad in his fight against rebel groups and terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda.

Video posted on social media appeared to show the plane being hit, while other video showed burning wreckage on the ground, with a red star on a wing. The authenticity of the video could not be independently confirmed but it corresponded to events reported by the AP.

Was the BBC right to axe Brendan Cole from Strictly?
There had been speculation that Brendan would not return to the series following backstage clashes with the judges. Cole received many messages of thanks and support, with some saying the show would not be the same without him.

Last month the Syrian army retook the strategic Abu Dhuhur airbase from insurgents in Idlib.

Syrian troops launched a fierce offensive on Idlib in late December, with backing by Russian warplanes.

A Russian warplane was shot down Saturday in Syria, according to Russian state-run news agencies.

In recent weeks, Syrian government forces and their allies pushed into Idlib, an opposition stronghold, inching closer to a key highway that connects Syria's two largest cities, Damascus and Aleppo. The UN says some 100,000 civilians have been displaced.

A total of 13 Turkish soldiers and at least 24 allied Syrian opposition fighters have died so far in Ankara's offensive, which started on January 20.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • Today is Bell Let's Talk Day

    Today is Bell Let's Talk Day

    Instead, the campaign highlights everyday people who successfully manage their lives despite a mental health diagnosis. Early intervention is vital and you need to be able to talk to do that".
    (Yonhap Interview) Schroeder voices support for inter-Korean talks

    (Yonhap Interview) Schroeder voices support for inter-Korean talks

    South Korea may decide to ship refined petroleum to North Korea to power an inter-Korean cultural event next week. Russian Federation has denied re-exporting North Korean coal by saying that it abide by the norms of global law.
    Republicans preparing to release controversial FISA surveillance memo Video

    Republicans preparing to release controversial FISA surveillance memo Video

    Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have let the push in Congress to find out that information. Devin Nunes (R-CA) for "doing the dirty work" on behalf of Donald Trump's White House.
  • FBI's No. 2 official McCabe, blasted by Trump, steps down

    FBI's No. 2 official McCabe, blasted by Trump, steps down

    Trump asked in a December tweet that how McCabe could lead the Clinton probe when his wife got donations from "Clinton Puppets". His wife ran for a state Senate office in Virginia and received donations from former Virginia Gov.
    Grammy Awards kick off with Lorde nominated for Album of the Year

    Grammy Awards kick off with Lorde nominated for Album of the Year

    The singers paid homage to the "Me Too" and "Time's Up" movement, as they sang in unison before a chorus of women all dressed in white.
    Jamie Vardy rubbishes Chelsea move

    Jamie Vardy rubbishes Chelsea move

    It was a fine finish in his first appearance and no more than Puel's side deserved following a scintillating start. Vardy, 31, has been linked with Everton and reigning Premier League champions Chelsea .
  • Yemen separatists surround presidential palace in Aden

    Yemen separatists surround presidential palace in Aden

    Aden residents claimed that the STC fighters overpowered Hadi's forces in central Aden's Crater and Tawahi districts. The official declined to say whether the prime minister was to leave Aden .
    A dinosaur as big as a bus found in Egypt's western desert

    A dinosaur as big as a bus found in Egypt's western desert

    The lower jaw bone of the new titanosaurian dinosaur , Mansourasaurus shahinae , as it was found. Unlike the exposed, rocky regions that make dinosaur hunting easy in the U.S.

    Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) Declines 0.93% for Jan 29

    The indicator is non-directional meaning that it gauges trend strength whether the stock price is trending higher or lower. The RSI, or Relative Strength Index, is a widely used technical momentum indicator that compares price movement over time.
  • Amazon releases Super Bowl ad, Alexa loses voice — GeekWire

    Amazon releases Super Bowl ad, Alexa loses voice — GeekWire

    Users who want to disable SMS features can do so by going to their contact card in the Alexa app and toggling it off. Last year, Amazon also introduced a feature that would allow Echo users to call and message for free.

    Democrat Joe Kennedy to respond to Trump's union speech

    The unmistakable sound of nothing. "I can not in all good conscience be in a room, with what he has said about so many Americans". ABC News , CBS News , and NBC News will all support their TV coverage of the addresses with digital streams on YouTube .
    People expanded out of Africa 40000 years sooner than we thought

    People expanded out of Africa 40000 years sooner than we thought

    This means there were even earlier opportunities for cultural and/or biological interactions with other local non-modern human species, Quam said.
  • Sports court lifts life bans of 28 Russians

    Sports court lifts life bans of 28 Russians

    It was not immediately known if the cleared athletes would seek to take part in this month's Winter Olympics . The Russian team initially won 33 medals in Sochi, including 13 golds, to put it ahead of Norway and Canada.
    Apple responds to USA  investigations over iPhone battery slowdown

    Apple responds to USA investigations over iPhone battery slowdown

    Apple told Bloomberg that it has indeed " received questions from some government agencies", and that it is "responding to them". Apple has since apologized for not being more forthcoming and is replacing batteries on older iPhones for $29, a $50 discount.
    Google's $1.1 billion HTC deal closes w/ more research, marketing, distribution planned

    Google's $1.1 billion HTC deal closes w/ more research, marketing, distribution planned

    The deal means that over 2,000 HTC engineers and designers will be moving under the Google umbrella. Google is known to rely on more than one OEM for its Pixel phones .
  • EasyJet CEO takes $66k pay cut for gender equality

    EasyJet CEO takes $66k pay cut for gender equality

    EasyJet's new boss Johan Lundgren has volunteered to cut his pay to the same level as former chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall. The company recognizes that re is still room for improvement, and objective is that, for 2020, 20% of new pilots are women.
    Netanyahu confronts Putin over Iran's actions in Syria, Lebanon

    Netanyahu confronts Putin over Iran's actions in Syria, Lebanon

    Its troops have fought alongside Iranian and Russian forces, helping Syrian President Bashar Assad during a seven-year civil war. Netanyahu and Putin met for some 90 minutes privately, and also held talks on bilateral issues with their wider staffs.
    Apple invites hospitals to beta test personal health record with patients

    Apple invites hospitals to beta test personal health record with patients

    The data is encrypted while on your device and during the period in which it is transferred from the hospital to your handset. They also will receive regular notifications for lab results, medications and other health-related information.

Breaking News



Recommended

Spurs can't compete with 'big six' rivals off the pitch - Pochettino

Jamie Carragher has said Van Dijk needs to lose weight and it will be interesting to see if Klopp brings him back in this weekend. If not, and Eriksen creates himself a foothold from which to dictate the game, Spurs may well leapfrog them into third.

Cold day today, snow planned next week

A wind chill advisory will remain in effect until 10 AM this morning, with wind chills forecast to be 20-25° below. Snow may very well mix with and changeover to rain, especially from the Lehigh Valley and points south and east.

United States to keep conducting its surveillance flights near Russian borders

The US has released several videos of the intercept, showing the Su-27 buzzing and hovering near the US spy plane. The smallest lapse of focus or error in airmanship by the intercepting aircrew can have disastrous consequences.

Don't miss the 'super blue blood moon' on Wednesday

If you would rather watch it from the comfort of your home, NASA will be streaming a live broadcast while it occurs. This is very rare and there's no saying when it'll happen again , so you better look out your window tomorrow night.

Expect Russian meddling in U.S. midterm poll, warns Central Intelligence Agency boss

He also said North Korea may have the ability to strike the United States with nuclear missiles "in a handful of months ".

Li beats McIlroy to win in Dubai

Two hours later, dejection was writ large across McIlroy's face as Li celebrated the finest win of his fledgling career. The biggest move on day four arrived from Scotland's Richie Ramsay, who claimed a share of sixth courtesy of a 64.

Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad dies

He left the country in 1976 for Switzerland in protest of his homeland's crippling taxes - the highest in the world at the time. It was the start of what became IKEA , now with 403 stores across the globe, 190,000 employees and $47 billion in annual sales.

Janelle Monae Introduces Kesha With a Powerful Message About the #MeToo Movement

Luke , the producer whom Kesha accuses of raping and psychologically tormenting her. "We're honored to stand with you and welcome you, Kesha ".

Supreme Court stays execution of inmate who lawyers say is not competent

Prosecutors said Madison shot Schulte in the back of the head after he responded to a call from Madison's girlfriend. In November, the US Supreme Court agreed with a state court ruling that Madison was mentally competent.

George Soros: Google and Facebook 'Deliberately Engineer Addiction'

Soros warned that these companies would likely "compromise themselves" to enter the Chinese market. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in thanked Trump for contributing to this development.