Syrian Air Force pilot captured by militants in Idlib

Militant groups operating in Idlib have located and captured the pilot of a Syrian Air Force Su-22M3 fighter-bomber that crashed behind insurgent lines in the southern countryside of the province on Wednesday.

Specifically, it appears that the Al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group was the faction that caught the pilot, given it was their media that showcased the event.

Video footage has been released showing the pilot in the custody of jihadist fighters at night (likely a very early Thursday morning) after apparently being captured near At-Tamanna.

Reports from pro-militant media outlets report that the pilot has been identified as Mohammad Ahmad Sleiman.

Updates to follow as more information becomes available.