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Syrian insurgents shoot down MiG-23 fighter

Arab World Materials 13 August 2012 16:31 (UTC +04:00)
Fighters of opposition Free Syrian Army have shot down on Monday over the province of Deir al-Zor MiG-23 fighter belonging to the government troops, Al Arabiya TV channel reported referring to opposition activists.
Syrian insurgents shoot down MiG-23 fighter

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 13 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /

Fighters of opposition Free Syrian Army have shot down on Monday over the province of Deir al-Zor MiG-23 fighter belonging to the government troops, Al Arabiya TV channel reported referring to opposition activists.

Syrian authorities have not commented on this report yet.

Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for about 17 months.

According to UN, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria has exceeded 17,000 people. About 230,000 people became refugees. About three million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian authorities say that they oppose the well-armed militants.

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