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Syrian rebels down aircraft, seize pilot

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 01:27

Oct. 16 - Amateur video shows an aircraft being downed in Syria's Aleppo, footage later show rebel forces capturing a man who they say is the pilot. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Syrians watch as an aircraft falls from the sky and burst into flames in this latest video posted to a social media website. Rebels in Aleppo say this man is the pilot responsible for bombing the city. Cursing at him, they lead him into a building and question him. Reuters cannot independently verify the content of this video. Other video from Idlib shows rebel fighters targeting government aircraft. A plane can be seen in the sky moments before two large explosions erupt in the distance. Idlib and its surrounding areas are critical because they flank the main highway connecting Damascus to Aleppo. It was just one of several explosions to rock the country -- Dark plumes of smoke above Deir Al Zor after the city's transformer was hit with a bomb.

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Syrian rebels down aircraft, seize pilot

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 01:27