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SYRIA Rebels: We Downed Warplane Shaam News Network / AP Photo

Rebels: We Downed Warplane

A Syrian warplane crashed over the eastern province of Deir el-Zour on Monday. Activists released a video that reportedly shows the Soviet-made MiG warplane catching fire before crashing down in flames. The pilot ejected before it crashed. The rebels claim they shot the plane down with ground fire. However, state-run media claims the plane was on a training mission and crashed due to technical error. SANA news agency says that a search has been launched to find the pilot.

August 13, 2012 9:28 AM