Militants “Islamic state” (organization banned in Russia) captured the pilot of a plane that crashed near the airport of Damascus. As reports Reuters, the corresponding statement appeared on the website of the information Agency Aamaq ISIS.
According to the Agency, the pilot named Azzam Uid was hijacked by terrorists after it landed by parachute near the site of the crash. His fate is unknown.
On the fall of a military aircraft reported by the Agency Reuters with reference to human rights defenders yesterday. According to them, the plane crashed southwest of the airport of Damascus on the territory controlled by “Islamic state”. The Agency noted that ISIL made a statement about the plane crash, but confirmation of these data was not.
As later reported “Interfax” a source in the Syrian Armed forces, crashed fighter MiG-23 belonged to the Syrian air force. The cause of the crash was a fire in the engine, damage to land was not. Thus the interlocutor of Agency has noted that the pilot managed to eject.
The representative of the airbase Hamim, which is stationed Russian viagraprice said that the Russian aviation in the area of the crash of the aircraft did not fly. He noted that all aircraft are at the airbase.