⚠️ Graphic – ISIS releases video showing Syrian pilot killed after Israeli missile strikes jet
ISIS terrorists released a video showing a Syrian pilot killed after two Patriot missiles were launched at his Sukhoi fighter jet that infiltrated into Israeli territory.
According to a military source in Damascus, the pilot was identified as Colonel Umran Mare of Tartous.
He was flying a Su-22 fighter jet in the northwestern corridor of the Yarmouk Basin region, when he infiltrated about 1 mile into Israeli airspace.
The IDF monitored the fighter jet, which was then intercepted by Patriot missiles.
Since this morning, there has been an increase in the internal fighting in Syria and the Syrian Air Force’s activity. The IDF is in high alert and will continue to operate against the violation of the 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement.
According to the IDF, the Syrian fighter jet—a Sukhoi Su-24 or an Su-22—took off from the T4 base, which is being used by Iranian forces in Syria and was attacked by Israel several times in the past, and “was advancing towards Israel at great speed.”
The IDF also said it was in contact with the Russians during the incident.
Watch: Syrian fighter jet Sukhoi Su-22 took off from the Iranian T4 base and was advancing towards Israel at great speed. The jet was shot down by Patriot missiles after infiltrating Israel's airspace. https://t.co/U7P3OyUwL1 pic.twitter.com/d9uMj4Cmnm
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