The Islamic State group-affiliated Aamaq news agency on Friday posted a video that purported to show the wreckage of the MIG-23 plane which it said was shot down by anti-aircraft weapons near Mt. Dakwah southeast of Damascus. The Islamic State group said its fighters captured a Syrian pilot after the plane was shot down near Damascus.
In the video, the militants are seen picking up parts of the wreckage, with other parts still in flames. A militant is shown stepping on a Syrian flag marking part of the wreckage.. Aamaq later said that IS fighters captured the pilot, identified as Azzam Eid, after he landed with his parachute near the crash site. There was no comment from the Syrian government on the downing of the plane or the IS claim of responsibility.