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Old 04.02.2018, 01:29
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Re: Syria - It ain't over till it's over

Russian warplane shot down in north-west Syria.
Russia says pilot died after Su-25 jet brought down near rebel-held town of Saraqeb in Idlib province

Preliminary information suggested a portable ground-to-air missile was used to hit the plane in an area under the control of al-Qaida’s Syrian link, the ministry’s Zvezda TV reported.

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If the rebels have managed to get their hands on a reliable supply of portable ground-to-air missiles that will change the war dynamics there

Of course, jets usually fly too high and fast for these missiles to be really useful unless the operators are both well trained and skilled but if the jets fly low level strafing missions then they are more at risk
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