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    Syria rebels 'shoot down warplane'

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    Syrian rebels claim that they have shot down a government warplane in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.

    Amateur video footage shows the jet being downed, and then another of the plane's pilot giving a statement. Al Jazeera cannot verify the content of the videos.

    If the report is true, then bringing down a fighter jet is a big achievement for the outgunned opposition.
     
    But the government says the aircraft malfunctioned and the pilot was forced to eject.
     
    Al Jazeera's Azhar Sukri reports.