Syrian Pilot Found Alive After US Downed His Jet over Raqqah
The pilot of the Syrian fighter jet recently shot down by the US-led coalition was found in the countryside of Raqqah.
Captain Ali Fahd was found alive and well by Syrian troops in the village of Shuwaihat in southern Raqqah on Monday, Sputnik reported.
The pilot landed close to the village after successfully parachuting from his Sukhoi Su-22 aircraft, which was shot down on Sunday.
After the Syrian army announced that one of its planes had been shot down, the US claimed that it had targeted the plane "in collective self-defense of coalition-partnered forces" in Syria's Tabqa.
Meanwhile, Syrian military sources announced that during operations carried out around the countryside of Raqqah, they managed to liberate some 20 farms and villages.
The sources noted that over several hundred terrorists were also killed during the operations, which also destroyed 6 military vehicles, 11 tanks, 10 cannons, and over 200 various cars.
Daesh [the Arabic acronym for the Takfiri terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL' group] seized Raqqah in 2014, the same year when it started its campaign of terror in Syria. It then proceeded to capture large swathes of Syrian territory.
Over the past few months, Syrian forces have made sweeping gains against Takfiri elements, who have lately increased their acts of violence across the country following a series of defeats on the ground.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team