Rebels say fighter jet downed; Syria blames technical error (video)

Syrian rebels claim to have shot down a Syrian MiG…

Syrian rebels claim to have shot down a Syrian MiG fighter jet, while Syrian state-run media say a pilot ejected from a warplane after a technical failure, the Associated Press reports.

Activists released a 33-second video that they claim shows the warplane catching fire after being hit by ground fire over the eastern province of Deir el-Zour.

Al Jazeera’s Syria blog reports that an unidentified man can be heard on the YouTube video shouting “God is great!” and screaming that a MiG has been hit in the town of Muhasen, which is located in the eastern province.

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