World update: August 14 2019

Stories from Lebanon, China, Russia, and more

MIDDLE EAST

SYRIA

Rebels shot down a Syrian Su-22 aircraft over Idlib province on Wednesday. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham claimed credit for the shoot down, and Syrian officials did say that the plane was on a mission to strike HTS “headquarters” in Idlib so that makes sense. There are reports that the pilot ejected and is now in rebel custody. The shoot down occ…

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