It should be noted that on August 14, 2019, near the settlement (village) of at-Taman, east of the city of Khan Sheikhun in the south of Idlib province, the militants actually shot down the aforementioned Su-22 fighter. The pilot managed to catapult, after which the terrorists several times announced that they had managed to capture him, after which they denied their own allegations.
This time, comprehensive evidence is presented that they still managed to find and seize the pilot. At the same time, traces of beatings eloquently indicate that they needed the pilot alive. Previously, terrorists would brutally kill him, mock his body and take it all on video. Now the pilot is shown alive, which means that militants need him to bargain with official Damascus, which, however, does not guarantee the preservation of his life in the future.
Perhaps the terrorists will begin to blackmail the Syrian government, demanding an end to the attack of the SAA in Idlib, in exchange for the life of the pilot. We, in turn, wish the Syrian hero an early return from captivity.