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A captured pilot in Syria

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 00:58

Aug. 13 - Amateur video claims to show a captured Syrian pilot after rebels say they brought down a government fighter jet. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Amateur video out of Syria appears to show four armed rebels and a man described in the video as a captured pilot. The video could not be independently verified by Reuters. The man in the video renounces the Syrian army. He says he has been treated well by rebels. A Syrian warplane crashed in flames Monday in disputed circumstances. Rebels say they shot it down. The government says it crashed because of technical problems. The downing of a warplane would be a rare coup for lightly armed rebels up against the superior weaponry of President bashar-al Assad's forces.

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A captured pilot in Syria

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 00:58