Islamic State fighters bring down Syrian jet, monitors

A still image taken on July 14, 2016 from a video posted on social media said to be shot today, July 14, 2016, shows the wreckage of a Syrian jet that was brought down by Islamic State fighters near the eastern city of Deir al-Zor, Syria. Social Media
A still image taken on July 14, 2016 from a video posted on social media said to be shot today, July 14, 2016, shows the wreckage of a Syrian jet that was brought down by Islamic State fighters near the eastern city of Deir al-Zor, Syria. Social MediIslamic State fighters brought down a Syrian jet near the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Thursday, a monitoring group and an agency linked to the radical militant group said.

Amaq agency released video footage showing the flaming wreckage of a plane scattered across a stretch of barren rocky ground, as well as parts of a corpse in military uniform and a white helmet, hung out for display on a street. It said the body was that of the pilot.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based organization which monitors Syria’s war through a network of sources inside the country, said Islamic State had targeted and brought down the plane in the Thardah hills, about 3 miles (5 km) southwest of Deir al-Zor military airport.

Islamic State controls most of the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, though forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad hold the airport and part of Deir al-Zor city on the Euphrates river.

It was not immediately clear how the militants downed the jet, which the Observatory said was the second jet to be brought down over Islamic State territory since April. It said Islamic State had also brought down two helicopters in recent months.



52 responses to “Islamic State fighters bring down Syrian jet, monitors”

  1. How do these cretins keep doing spectacular attacks like this? Unbelievable.

    1. You support terrorists?

      1. Rudy1947 Avatar

        There are 11 countries that make MANPADS and there are several high caliber weapons that are still used for air defense.

        1. Alright. Which ones of them support terrorists in Syria?

          1. Rudy1947 Avatar

            The International Black Market.

          2. (laughing)

          3. Rudy1947 Avatar

            That’s your ignorance raising it’s ugly head again.

          4. Correct mundo …

            That you refusing to admit the fact that the US backs terrorists in Syria to topple Assad.

          5. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Oh puleeeese. It has yet to be confirmed how it was downed or what plane it was.

          6. Oh Yeah Avatar

            I see that Omega continues to be a pain in the ass….

          7. pain in the ass. as in being annoying with facts?

            What did I tell you wuss? Stop pretending to click “block-unblock-block”.

          8. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Pretty much. Still hellbent on blaming Israel and the US for everything from bad Hummus to hail storms.

          9. Why don’t you start your own “media”?

          10. 5thDrawer Avatar

            On ‘Disgus’, he could … :-))))

          11. Where he could write, comment and up vote himself. Oh yeah!

          12. 5thDrawer Avatar


          13. 5thDrawer Avatar

            A blog .. not ‘media’.

          14. Oh Yeah Avatar

            Ya Libnan (Arabic: يا لبنان‎‎) Oh Lebanon, is a Lebanese media outlet that delivers English-language news from Beirut to an international audience. …
            … The Washington Post’s Jefferson Morley states, “The New Media kid on the block is Ya Libnan”.[1] The site started as web presence for the massive street demonstrations that took place after Hariri’s assassination and evolved into a daily news site with cosmopolitan liberal democratic politics.”[2]
            – further objections?

          15. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Was I complaining ? Sounded like you were.
            ‘Media’, I suppose, of a kind in a ‘New World’.
            See “new news” anywhere? Gathers others’ news and waits for comment. BLOG.
            Nothing wrong with that, of course … people used to do it with books & magazines too.

            ( btw …. ‘worst’ … some do proofread on occasion )

          16. Oh Yeah Avatar

            NEW news … Turkey … search around …

            Turkish army take over state TV, impose martial law
            Published time: 15 Jul, 2016 21:18
            Edited time: 15 Jul, 2016 21:32

            So is a BLOG….

            one more, POLITIK MILITÄR-PUTSCH – “Frieden im Land” übernimmt Staatsfernsehen, ruft Kriegsrecht aus VON DANIEL FERSCH vor 1 Stunde
            Die Welt is a blog too…..

          17. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Tried to get Harettz … Turkey media sleeping it seems …

          18. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Sorry it was wrong link, Turkey media is well awake.

          19. Oh Yeah Avatar

            Do one need to guess what you mean with “Tried to get Harettz … Turkey media sleeping it seems …”?

            How about wakeful Turkish media?

          20. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            And Guest is Matrax

          21. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Buffalo Springfield, “For what it’s worth.”

          22. MekensehParty Avatar

            The last bastion of the Muslim Brotherhood might be falling apart

          23. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Seems that ‘Palaces’ get largely missed by the bombs … Do they folks KNOW what Erdogan’s COST them ? :-)))

          24. Oh Yeah Avatar

            Now he will say about the Nice attack that it is a”false flag”..

            UNRWA posts anti-Semitic cartoons inciting murder of Jews

            How come that Jews don’t attack us dispute the growing antisemitism in europe?

          25. “Anti-semitic, its a trick we always use it”


          26. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            I see OwYayMatrix “continue to be a pain in the ass”…don’t you talk to each other..haha!

          27. I am talking about the US arming terrorists. Does Benghazi ring a bell?

          28. Matrix Avatar

            Which part is correct, contempt or derision?

            You are unable to make sounds and movements of the face and body that are the instinctive expressions of lively amusement.

          29. Do you always answer your own question?

          30. Matrix Avatar

            Make a good guess and by happy.

          31. A better guess to a better question: what were/are your other username(s)?

          32. Matrix Avatar

            The following; Snow White, Matrix, Peacemaker, Terminator and Muhammad Ali. ☝

          33. I am sure there are more, keep listing.

  2. Rascal Avatar

    This war will not end until Assad moves aside and a elected government is allowed to reconstruct what is left of Syria. The shiites will have to give up their minority rule, there is no place for Iran to think it will continue to secretly run arms to its Lebanon colony under the new government.

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      Better be ISIS Caliphate hein Razkall?

      1. Rascal Avatar

        Not all sunni are ISIS as you and your Iranian buddies portray them. The vast majority in Syria would NOT vote for Assad if there was a free and fair election, but Iran is trying desperately to maintain its arms shipment routes through Syria. What would you say to fair elections where Assad does NOT rig the elections to 98% in his favor.

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          Virgins urges all ISIS to blow themselves up and join them.

  3. Hind Abyad Avatar
    Hind Abyad

    Not a still image, graphic video of barbarian sub-human West moderate cannibals.

    1. Rudy1947 Avatar

      Those cannibals have some tough teeth eating all that aluminum and steel.

      1. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        ISIS are called cannibals.. disingenuous hasbara loud mouth…rat (French word)

        1. Rudy1947 Avatar

          Then don’t show a picture of a downed aircraft. Your intent and your photos don’t match.

          1. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            It’s a video liar.. you don’t match here yalla la barra.

          2. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Oh whoopee, a collection of photos run together.

          3. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Blocked, criss ton camp.

          4. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Do you enjoy American or Canadian football?

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