Syrian rebels shot down regime warplane in Hama

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Syrian army forces are seen during clashes with Islamist rebels in Aleppo. File photo

ARA News 

ALEPPO – Syrian rebels shot down a regime warplane over western Syria on Saturday, military sources reported. 

“Our fighters hit a warplane for the Syrian regime’s air force in Hama province,” a rebel spokesman for the Jaish al-Nasr told ARA News. 

It was not immediately clear whether the warplane was shot down by anti-aircraft guns or a missile.

However, Jaish al-Nasr said in a statement it downed the jet with anti-aircraft guns. 

Jaish al-Nasr and its allies called on Saudi Arabia and other backers to provide them with anti-aircraft missiles in order to confront Syrian and Russian warplanes, according to reports. 

Reporting by: Taim Khalil 

Source: ARA News 

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