Russian fighter jet shot down in Syria – report (UPDATE)

Arab World Materials 5 October 2015 18:45 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 5

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

A Russian fighter jet, carrying out operations against the terrorist organization "Islamic State", was shot down in Syria, Turkish newspaper Haber7 reported citing sources in the Syrian opposition.

Reportedly, the Russian fighter jet was shot down in the Ghouta region of the Syrian capital of Damascus.

Earlier, Russia's President Vladimir Putin appealed to the country's Federation Council to authorize using Russian armed forces abroad. The Federation Council granted the request.

Previously, the head of the Russian presidential administration, Sergei Ivanov told reporters that the decision concerns Syria and the matter rests solely in an operation of the air forces.

Russia earlier sent its warplanes to Syria after a request from Damascus.

Russian military space forces have also been reported to deliver strikes on positions of the terrorist organization "Islamic State" in Syria.

Edited by CN


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