Earlier today, just hours after Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 warplane near the border with Syria, the Free Syrian Army (more specifically Alwiya al-Ashar) released footage of fighters celebrating over the body of a dead Russian pilot.
The group would later claim to have executed both pilots after they ejected from the plane and attempted to parachute to safety.
In a second serious escalation, another FSA-aligned group claimed to have shot down a Russian search and rescue helicopter.
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But just note that if the FSA’s 1st Coastal Brigade did indeed use an American-made TOW to destroy a Russian aircraft, it confirms exactly what was suspected: the American, Turkish, and Saudi-sponsored program to supply anti-tank missiles to the Syrian opposition:
Obviously, this is the very definition of absurdity. It would be bad enough if the US were supplying TOWs to anyone in Syria. But this is Washington handing anti-tank missiles to forces that are firing them at the Iranians who are operating under cover of Russian airstrikes. Just to drive that home: the US is waging war against Iran and Russia with but one degree of separation.
Now, the FSA has released what it says is footage of the TOW attack with the make, model and serial number of the Obama supplied weapons: