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Fighting in Syria terrorist groups confused over who to take responsibility for shot down over Idlib Russian su-25.
Banned in Russia as extremist grouping “Khayat Tahrir al-sham”, better known under the old name “dzhebhat an-Nusra”, according to Reuters, first announced their “success”, laying out the proof video with the dead pilot. Also the statement “an-Nusra” handed over to the organization SITE Intelligence Group, which analyses the terrorist attacks.
However, it later transpired that the published video does not belong to them, and the group “Jaish al-Nasr”: controlled “dzhebhat an-Nusra” news Agency “IBA” just issued footage for their and provided relevant comments.
“Jaish al-Nasr”, part “free Syrian army”, was formed in 2015 through the merger of several groups into one. It operates in North-West Syria (the provinces of Hama and Idlib, earlier in Aleppo and Latakia).
Russian su-25 was shot down on 3 February in the area of de-escalating the Syrian province of Idlib. According to the statement of the defense Ministry, the pilot managed to report that his car was shot down and ejected. Later it turned out that the pilot gave battle to the terrorists, firing personal weapons.
Video, photo All from Russia.