Captured Syrian pilot speaks to Al Jazeera

In an exclusive report, pilot seized by rebels in northern Syria says he did not know he was bombing civilians.

    A Syrian air force pilot captured by rebels after his plane was shot down has told Al Jazeera that he did not know he was bombing civilians.

    Captain Roni Ibrahim said he and his fellow pilots were isolated from the reality of the conflict.

    Ibrahim said he was speaking freely, though Al Jazeera was unable to verify the claim.

    Anita McNaught has this exclusive report from the northern town of al-Bab.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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