Syria claims shooting down two of three Islamic State jets


ISIS air forceSyria‘s air force has destroyed two fighter jets operated by Islamic State militants in the north of the country, Information Minister Omran Zoabi said in remarks published on Syria’s state news agency SANA late on Tuesday.

A Syrian monitoring group said on Friday that Iraqi pilots trained under former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had joined Islamic State and were conducting training flights in three captured fighter jets at a air base in Aleppo province.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Islamic State, which has seized swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, had been flying the planes over the captured al-Jarrah military airport east of Aleppo.

Zoabi said the Syrian air force was searching for the third jet but had destroyed two of them, the first time Damascus has acknowledged that Islamic State are flying the aircraft.

“Regarding … that terrorists control three jets in al-Jarrah military air base in Aleppo, there are three old aircraft that the terrorists were testing so the Syrian Arab Army immediately destroyed two of them on the runway as they were landing.”

“It does not worry us and (the planes) cannot be used,” he said, referring to their military capability.

Reuters was not able to verify the report of Islamic State flying jets in Syria or their destruction. U.S. Central Command said on Friday it was not aware of Islamic State flying jets in Syria.

U.S-led forces are bombing Islamic State bases in Syria and Iraq. The group has regularly used weaponry captured from the Syrian and Iraqi armies and has overrun several military bases.

Islamic State supporters circulated a video on Saturday showed a jet flying at low altitude which they said was one of the jets flown by Islamic State.





11 responses to “Syria claims shooting down two of three Islamic State jets”

  1. Hind Abyad Avatar
    Hind Abyad

    Good job.

  2. i guess the teachers were not that good

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      they were ‘flying’ under the radar. 😉

      1. under the tree line :))

      2. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        important they destroyed them.

    2. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      so soured aren’t you…

      1. :)) actually not at all.
        i have zero interest in IS’s success. i also have zero interest in assad’s or HA’s success.
        i’m in a uniqe position. for the first time in ME history Israel is not a part of the conflict. we will sit it out unless attacked :)) the happy good life

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          Your arrogance confirms such unconsciousness..
          you live in Alice Wonderland.
          Since Zionism was born in beginning in WW1, the Middle East has descended to complete Chaos,
          and beyond to put it mildly.
          Ashkenazim, Khazar Zionism supremacist philosophy became a World Movement, a Fascist Revisionist movement built on hate greed and wilful obscure blindness, ignorance and stupidity of Middle East history and delicate mosaic in existence.

          They had no wish to be welcomed on the contrary, they announced their intentions openly no secret conspiracies, it was there for everybody to read since Theodore Herzl book,.Jabotinsky road map colonization project; “you must learn Hebrew and know how to shoot”!
          His 12 years old pupil Menahem Begin made it his Bible and founded Likoud.. the reason a Likoud member killed the only chance that existed to make peace with Palestinians, Ytzhak Rabin (before Hamas was born).

          1. every once in a while i believe we actually have a break through in our conversations and then you slide back 🙂
            there is no arrogance in what i say but the basic hard truth: i have zero interest in both of the warring sides cause who ever wins will turn on me, simple.
            either side is a sworn enemy to me so why would i be interested in them?

          2. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Why are you here defending Saint Zionism evil.

            Joseph McCarthy counsellor Roy Cohn, a Jew, was also anti-Semitic..

            -Cohn played a prominent role in the 1951 espionage trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Cohn’s direct examination of Ethel’s brother, David Greenglass, produced testimony that was central to the Rosenbergs’ conviction and subsequent execution. Greenglass testified that he had given the Rosenbergs classified documents from the Manhattan Project which had been stolen by Klaus Fuchs.
            Greenglass would later admit that he intentionally lied at the trial in order “to protect himself and his wife, Ruth, and that he was encouraged by the prosecution to do so”. Cohn always took great pride in the Rosenberg verdict, and claimed to have played an even greater part than his public role:

            He said in his autobiography that his own influence had led to both Saypol and Judge Irving Kaufman being appointed to the case. He further said that Kaufman imposed the death penalty based on his personal recommendation. If these ex parte discussions between a prosecutor and a judge outside the courtroom took place, they were improper. In 2008 a co-conspirator in the case, Morton Sobell, who had served 18 years in prison, said that Julius Rosenberg had spied for the Soviets, but that Ethel did not.

            Thats how AIPAC works.

  3. Many Aliwis were afraid that if they couldn’t learn to fly them properly they would kamikaze them into Assad.

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