(YNetNews) Newly-leaked classified Syrian intelligence documents indicate that the two Turkish air force pilots who were flying the F-4 Phantom jet that was shot down in June by Bashar Assad’s regime, survived the crash but were later executed by Assad’s soldiers.

The classified documents were recently obtained by the United Arab Emirates-based Al Arabiya network, with the assistance of members of the Syrian opposition. The report was later denied by Western sources.

Hassan Abdel Rahman, the chief of the Syrian Special Operations Unit, states the following: “Two Turkish pilots were captured by the Syrian Air Force Intelligence after their jet was shot down in coordination with the Russian naval base in the Syrian city of Tartus.”

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