Pilot picked up by Syrian army

One on board was wounded when he parachuted down and killed in a savage way on the ground by the jihadists in the area and the other managed to escape

Downed Russian pilot picked up by Syrian army - envoy

One of the two Russian pilots who ejected from a jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday has been picked up by the Syrian army and is being taken to Russia's base there, Russia's ambassador to France said on Wednesday.

"One on board was wounded when he parachuted down and killed in a savage way on the ground by the jihadists in the area and the other managed to escape and, according to the latest information, has been picked up by the Syrian army and should be going back to the Russian airforce base," ambassador Alexandre Orlov told Europe 1 radio.

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