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News ID: 5086
Asia » Asia
Publish Date: 14:21 - 16 September 2014
BEIRUT, Sept 16, 2014 (AFP) - Jihadist fire downed a Syrian air force plane over the Islamic State stronghold of Raqa on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.
"IS fighters fired on a military aircraft which crashed," the Britain-based group said.
      
"It is the first aircraft shot down since the regime launched air strikes against the jihadists in July following their declaration of a caliphate in late June."
      
The Euphrates Valley city of Raqa is the sole provincial capital entirely out of government control.  

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