The Russian military in Syria used massive high-precision weapons strikes against targets in the area from which a missile from a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) was launched Saturday to bring down a Russian Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jet, Russia’s defense ministry said on Saturday, bragging that “according to radio intercepts, more than 30 Jabhat al-Nusra militants were killed.”

According to TASS, the Russian center for reconciliation of warring sides in Syria has teamed up with its Turkish counterparts in the Idlib area so-called de-escalation zone, in an attempt to retrieve the Russian pilot’s body.

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According to Interfax News, the shoulder fired missile used to down the Russian Sukhoi in Syria “fell into terrorists’ hands with US assistance through third countries.”

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