A SHOCKING and disturbing video has emerged showing a group of Syrian rebels celebrating and chanting “Allahu Akabar” over the body of the Russian pilot killed when Turkish warplanes shot down his plane.
Rebecca Perring, Express reported that the film was taken by rebels in Syria’s Turkman Mountains, the horrifying video shows dozens of men as the discover the bloodied and bruised body of one of the pilots, dressed in Russian military fatigues.
The Russian Sukhoi Su-24 was downed by F16 Fighting Falcon jets belonging to Turkey, after it was warned 10 times in five minutes to leave Turkish airspace.
The sickening footage shows armed Syria-Turkmen rebel soldiers as they cheer and shout “Allahu Akbar” – “God is great” as the man’s lifeless body lies slumped on the ground.
It was said to be filmed by a rebel group operating in an area populated by Turkman – Syrian citizens, but ethnic Turks – and is the target of a current Syrian government offence, where President Bashar al-Assad’s troops are supported by Russian airstrikes.
At the time, two pilots managed to eject from the jet and were seen landing with the help of parachutes.
However the bodies of both pilots have now been recovered by Syrian rebels, who are fighting against al-Assad, according to reports.
President Vladimir Putin has called an emergency meeting in Russia over the downing of the jet and unverified sources have claimed Russia is currently sending a warship across the Dardenelles from the Black Sea into the Mediterranean.