Syrian fighter jet apparently downed, pilot believed rescued

A Syrian jet attacks Free Syrian Army positions in Fafeen village, north of Aleppo province, Syria, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. (AP)

A Syrian jet plane was probably shot down on Thursday by ISIS militants near a military airport in southern Syria but the pilot appears to have been rescued, a monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had received information that the hardline group had hit and may have brought down a Syrian plane near Khalkhala airport, north east of the city of Sweida.

Earlier Amaq, a news agency close to the militants, said in a newsflash it had downed a Syrian army plane in the vicinity of the same airport.

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