As reported by Reuters, citing the London-based Syrian Observatory for human rights, militants of the “Islamic state” (LIH, a banned terrorist organization) shot down the plane in the mountains tarde, 5 km South-West of the military airport of Deir ez-Zor.
According to Reuters, sending the news on behalf of ISIS Amaq news Agency published a video, which captured the burning wreckage of the plane and also lying on the ground body in a military uniform and a white helmet. The story States that the deceased pilot of the aircraft. It does not specify how the militants managed to shoot down the plane.
Syrian monitoring centre argues that this is the second military plane shot down in Deir-ez-Zor since the beginning of April.
Airport of Deir ez-Zor and part of the city within a few years surrounded by ISIL fighters and supplies from the air. After the beginning of the offensive of the government army loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, the army managed to expand the controlled territory, however, to establish a connection with the advancing of the province of HOMS parts have not yet succeeded.
According to the Iranian Fars news Agency, which cites sources in the Syrian army in the last days battles were fought in the mountains tarde, but also in the suburbs of Deir-ez-Zor, where the troops managed to kill more than 25 terrorists, and several vehicles with heavy machine guns.