Mahmoud Haj Ismailit: Directorate 4 / YouTube
In the Syrian group “Jaish Idlib Hur” claim that the Russian su-25 shot down her fighter with a call sign Castro. About it reports on Wednesday, February 7, Telegram-channel 4 Directorate responsible for monitoring activities of terrorists.
According to him, the organization of Northern Syria Observer, positioning itself as a Union of independent Syrian journalists, published an interview with one of the militant group. Mahmoud Haj Ismail said that it was he who shot down the plane of Russian air force. The man claims that the attack struck not by a portable air defense missile system (MANPADS), and from the Soviet ZU-23-2.
In addition, Castro informed the organization about the allegedly downed four group “Jaish Idlib Hur” earlier aircraft. Among them, he said, was also one helicopter and Il. The losses in Syria Ilyushin aircraft never reported, say the authors of the channel.
In Directorate 4 believe that the militants of various groups decided to make an advertisement on the incident.
The su-25 was shot down by rebels using MANPADS in the province of Idlib February 3. Its pilot Roman Filipov ejected and landed, and then took the fight. For some time he was fired from staff weapons, and eventually blew himself up with a grenade to avoid capture. He was posthumously awarded the title Hero of Russia.
Video, photo All from Russia.