Russian pilot killed after Syrian rebels shoot down planeIn Syria, a Russian pilot has been killed in clashes with anti-government rebels in northwest province of Idlib.

According to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights chief Rami Abdel Rahman the plane Sukhoi 25 was shot down in an area where the anti-government rebels group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) is active.

The Russian defense ministry has said the pilot ejected but was killed in a ground fight.

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