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2 pilots killed as warplane shot down in Aleppo

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Damascus, Dec 4: At least two pilots were killed as rebels in Syria shot down a warplane near the intertiol airport of on Saturday, media reports said. “One of the pilots was found dead while the other couldn’t be found yet,” Xinhua news agency quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying in a statement. This comes as intense battles were raging after the Syrian army captured the Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood, which ebled it to secure a road toward the airport. Flights to Aleppo’s airport — which is being used as a military base — have for long been halted out of fears of rebel attacks on flights. With the fresh advance, the Syrian army has become in control of nearly 60 per cent of the rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo, as part of a broad offensive the government forces unleashed to drive the rebels out of that key city. (IANS)

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