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Defense Ministry of Russia reports retaliatory strike after crash of Su-25 in Syria

According to radio intercepts, as a result of the attack, more than 30 militants of "Jabhat-al-Nusra" were killed
17:54, 4 February 2018

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The Russian military struck with a high-precision weapon on militants, who shot down a Russian Su-25 plane in Syria. This was reported in the Ministry of Defense of Russia, informs Interfax.

It is noted that, according to radio intercepts, more than 30 "Jabhat-al-Nusra" militants were killed as a result of the attack.

"In the area controlled by the terrorist group" Jabhat-al-Nusra "in the province of Idlib, from where the missile of a portable anti-aircraft missile system was launched on a Russian Su-25, a group strike with precision weapons was inflicted," the Russian Defense Ministry said.

It was reported that a Russian Su-25 was shot down in Syria. The pilot of the plane catapulted, but later in the Ministry of Defense reported his death.

Also earlier we informed that pilot of the Russian Su-25 who died after his aircraft was downed in Syria turned out to be a former Ukrainian pilot from occupied Simferopol (Crimea), major Roman Filipov, as Novaya gazeta informs sourcing Russian Defence Ministry.

The media says that Nabludatel published a letter that was allegedly found on the body of the pilot. His name was mentioned there.

At the same time, a group of independent investigators Conflict Intelligence Team found photos of the documents and personal weapons that were found on his body. They said that based on the used clips of the weapons, the pilot shot back at someone and was killed on land.

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