Al-Nusra, in a post late yesterday on one of its official Syrian Twitter accounts, claimed the "downing of two Russian reconnaissance drones over Abu Duhur military airport" in Idlib province.
    
The group posted a picture of wreckage in a large plain as well as two others of a small plane on fire with larger military aircraft parked in the background.
    
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group also said Al-Nusra Front had downed two drones over Abu Duhur, but could not specify if they were Russian.
    
Al-Nusra and its allies in the powerful Army of Conquest alliance seized Abu Duhur on September 9, consolidating its control of Idlib province.
    
Syria's army began using Russian-provided unmanned drones in the north and east of the war-torn country on September 23, just a week before Moscow began its own air war in Syria.

 

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