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Syrian rebels celebrate atop the smoldering remains of downed military jet

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Syrian rebels celebrate on top of the remains of a Syrian government fighter jet which was shot down at Daret Ezza, on the border between the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo, on Nov. 28. Syrian rebels captured a pilot manning the fighter jet downed over Daret Ezza in the northern province of Aleppo, witnesses told an AFP reporter in the town.

Reuters -- Underlining the growing military muscle of the rebels, bolstered by weapons captured during raids on army facilities as well as supplies from abroad, fighters shot down a war plane in the northern province of Aleppo on Wednesday using an anti-aircraft missile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Opposition group subsequently posted a video clip on the Internet that showed a man in a green jumpsuit being carried through fields. He was bleeding heavily from his head and appeared unconscious; "This is the pilot that attacked the houses of civilians," said a voice off camera. Read the full story.

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Syrian rebels celebrate next to the remains of a Syrian government fighter jet which was shot down at Daret Ezza, on the border between the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo, on Nov. 28.

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A man carries some of the remains of a war plane, belonging to forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in Daret Azzah on Nov. 28.

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