Qaeda in Syria claims downing two Russian drones

Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front said it had downed two Russian reconnaissance drones over a military airport it controls in northwest Syria. If confirmed, the incident would be the first time that the armed opposition down a Russian aircraft since Moscow launched strikes in Syria on September 30. Al-Nusra, in a post late Tuesday on one of its official Syrian Twitter accounts, claimed the “downing of two Russian reconnaissance drones over Abu Duhur military airport” in Idlib province.

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