posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 12:17 PM
BEIRUT -- Syrian rebels claimed Thursday they downed an Iranian plane that was landing at Damascus Airport and suspected of carrying weapons
and ammunition for the Syrian government.
The statement came as about a dozen students at Damascus University’s architecture college were killed in separate mortar attacks.
The Iranian plane was hit Wednesday by rebel’s anti-aircraft weaponry, crashed at the airport and exploded, causing a fire at the main terminal,
opposition activists said.
Video released by opposition activists showed a large airliner flying before it appeared to be struck with a fireball.
The video and the rebel claim could not be immediately verified independently because the Syrian government restricts the access of outside
journalists to conflict zones.
And just the other day Secretary Kerry instructed Iraq to not allow Iranian planes in their airspace. Perhaps the new routes are right in the
crosshairs of our friends in the Free Syrian Army.
edit on 3/28/2013 by runetang because: (no reason given)