Reports say a Turkish team tried to recover the downed Russian pilot but FSA jihadists executed before they could reach the downed plane.
Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry said a Su-25 fighter jet was brought down from a portable anti-aircraft missile system over the Idlib de-escalation zone. The pilot parachuted down into the area controlled by Al-Nusra terrorist group, the statement said. Since then, Syrian troops have captured wide parts of the country and in recent weeks have been making advances in Idlib.
The air strike in Telahdiya took place hours after Syrian government warplanes killed three civilians in Arbin city in Eastern Ghouta on Friday afternoon.
Warplanes and helicopters struck in Idlib, Hama and Aleppo provinces, including in the towns of Saraqeb and Kafr Nabouda, said the war monitor, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Syrian opposition released footage on social media that purported to show the wreckage of the plane and the body of the pilot surrounded by fighters.
United States missile defense test failed in Hawaii
The false warning, which comes amid continued tensions with North Korea, set off panic on the islands. The Missile Defense Agency confirmed that a test had taken place, but did not comment on its outcome.
Opposition factions have shot Syrian regime planes in the past, but downing Russian warplanes is much rarer.
The army confirmed new gains on Saturday, saying it had seized a string of villages from al Qaeda fighters, state television said, quoting a military source.
Russian Federation has increased bombing runs in Idlib in the last month, which has resulted in more than one hundred civilian deaths and displaced more than 100,000 people.
The military said Saturday's deaths were related to Turkey's operation against the Syrian Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin, codenamed Olive Branch.
A total of eight Turkish soldiers and at least 24 allied Syrian opposition fighters have died so far in Ankara's offensive, which started on January 20.