Syria says military jet downed in northern Hama and pilot killed

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 26, 2017 12:01 PM

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's armed forces said a military jet was downed by insurgents in northern Hama province on Tuesday and the pilot killed, state television said.

The western central province has seen intense aerial strikes by the Russian and Syrian air forces in the country's civil war. Dozens of civilians have been killed in the bombing of towns away from front lines in the last few weeks, according to rescue workers and witnesses.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; editing by Andrew Roche)