|Press TV | Jun 19, 2017|
|A file photo of a Syrian Sukhoi Su-22 aircraft|
According to Sputnik, Captain Ali fahd was found alive and well by Syrian troops in the village of Shuwaihat in southern Raqqah on Monday.
The pilot had landed close to the village after successfully parachuting from his Sukhoi Su-22 aircraft, which was shot down on Sunday. After the Syrian army announced that one of its planes had been shot down, the US claimed that it had targeted the plane "in collective self-defense of coalition-partnered forces" in Syria’s Tabqa.
Syrian forces kill 100s of Daeshis in Raqqah countryside
Meanwhile, Syrian military sources have announced that during operations carried out around the countryside of Raqqah, they managed to liberate some 20 farms and villages.
The sources noted that over several hundred terrorists were also killed during the operations, which also destroyed 6 military vehicles, 11 tanks, 10 cannons, and over 200 various cars.
Daesh seized Raqqah in 2014, the same year when it started its campaign of terror in Syria. It then proceeded to capture large swathes of Syrian territory.
|Smoke billows from buildings in the northern Syrian city of Raqqah on June 18, 2017, during an offensive by US-backed fighters to retake the Daesh bastion. (Photo by AFP)|