Of the Syrian government forces rescued Colonel Ali Fahed the pilot of the fighter-bomber su-22 Syrian air force shot down the international coalition forces led by the United States. This was announced on Monday, June 19, the source RIA Novosti.
According to the interlocutor of the Agency, soldier “is in the hospital and his life is not in danger.” As noted, Ali Fahed found about 30 kilometers South of the city of raqqa. The rescue operation was complicated by the proximity of the landing site to the pilot positions of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia).
Previously it was known that the fighter pilot ejected, but his fate is not reported.
The evening of 18 June, the Ministry of defense of Syria said that the plane, the air force was shot down near Raqqa during the execution of combat missions against is militants. The coalition led by the USA has confirmed its destruction, putting that he dropped bombs in the vicinity of the positions of the armed forces “forces of the democratic Syria.”
According to the defense Ministry, the su-22 had carried out a fighting task in 40 kilometers to the southwest of Raqqa and was attacked by American fighter F/A-18.
Russia considered the incident an act of aggression and support for terrorists, after which it was terminated cooperation with the USA in the framework of the Memorandum of safety.
The international coalition led by the United States acts in Syria since September 2014. The operation is performed without the consent of Damascus.