A Syrian government warplane has been shot down during fighting in the rebel-held northern province of Idlib.
It happened near the town of Khan Sheikhoun, which is being targeted in a Russian-backed government offensive.
Syrian state news agency Sana said that the warplane was hit by an anti-aircraft missile fired by militants.
Jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has claimed responsibility and released footage purportedly showing the captured pilot, according to BBC News.
HTS, the dominant faction in Idlib, did not say how it brought down the Russian-made Sukhoi warplane on Wednesday.
In a video published by its media arm Iba on Thursday, a man identifies himself as “Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Ahmad Sulayman from the 70th Brigade”.
“My plane was shot down by mujahideen while I was carrying out my mission east of Khan Sheikhoun. I am currently with mujahideen,” he says, referring to the jihadist group.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, had earlier reported that the pilot had been captured by HTS militants.
Sana quoted a military source as saying that the pilot’s fate was unknown.