Syrian activsts say rebels shot down warplane
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say rebels have shot down a regime warplane over the northern province of Idlib.
The government had no immediate comment, and the report couldn't be independently confirmed.
The Local Coordination Committees, an activist group, and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say the plane was seen crashing Thursday near the Abu Zuhour air base.
Idlib-based activist Alaa al-Din says the warplane was shot down by heavy machine guns.
A video broadcast on Al-Arabiya shows what appears to be a parachute and rebels cheering and claiming it belonged to be the pilot. The video's authenticity could not be verified.