Syria

Syrian Rebels Claim to Have Downed Another Plane

Have also attacked helicopters

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Syrian opposition activists said that rebel fighters shot down a government warplane on Thursday in the northern province of Idlib, the latest in a series of insurgent attacks targeting the Syrian military's airpower.

On Wednesday, fighters in Idlib said they had attacked a military airport and destroyed at least 5 government helicopters, and on Monday, opposition fighters said they had downed an attack helicopter over the Damascus suburbs. The government disputed the details of both episodes, saying that it had repulsed the assault on the airport and that the helicopter had malfunctioned.