UPDATE 2-Syrian warplane crashes near Damascus, insurgents kill pilot

July 1, 2016 6:06 PM

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BEIRUT, July 1 A Syrian warplane crashed northeast of Damascus on Friday and insurgents captured and killed its pilot, rebel and Syrian military sources said.

Syrian state media said the crash was due to a technical fault and the pilot had ejected. The rebel group Jaish al-Islam said it had shot down the plane, but did not say how.

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