Syrian Air Force destroys old war jets captured by IS

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Damascus, Oct 23: The Syrian air force destroyed two timeworn war jets, which were captured by the Islamic State (IS) militants in an airbase in Syria's Aleppo province, a senior Syrian military source said Wednesday.

The Syrian air force has destroyed two old war jets captured by the IS in the al-Jarrah airbase in Aleppo, Xinhua quoted the source as saying.

He said the IS originally were captured three old war jets in al- Jarrah base, adding that the terror group fighters tried to use them but the Syrian air force carried out swift airstrikes, destroying two of the captured war jets on the runway of al-Jarrah base while the third one was hid by the IS fighters.

He said the search for the third war jet is still on, stressing that the fighter jets were so old and unable to carry out fighting missions.

IANS

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