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Heroic Russian Pilot Shouts 'This Is For Our Guys' Before Killing Himself With Grenade To Avoid Being Arrested

Updated On 07 Feb, 2018 Published On 07 Feb, 2018
Heroic Russian Pilot Shouts 'This Is For Our Guys' Before Killing Himself With Grenade To Avoid Being Arrested

A Russian pilot, Major Roman Filipov, 33, killed himself by detonating a grenade to avoid being abducted by the Al-Quaeda-linked rebellions jihadists Al Nusra Front on Saturday, 3rd Feb. in Idlib, Syria. Video captured by the rebels shows Major Roman Filipov shouting This is for our guys! just moments before detonating the grenade.

Brave Russian Pilot Killed Himself With A Grenade To Avoid Being Captured By The Jihadists, The Al-Quaeda-Linked Rebels, Moments After Missile hit his Fighter Plane

  • A Russian fighter pilot killed himself with a grenade after being ejected by the rebellions in Syria.
  • Russian authorities reported Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists Al Nusra Front fired the missile
  • Rebels filmed the moment the pilot, Filipov shouted ‘this is for our guys’ before detonating the grenade
  • The Vladivostok-born Major Filipov has been honored with Kremlin’s highest honor-the Hero of Russia medal-posthumously

A Russian pilot, Major Roman Filipov, 33, killed himself by detonating a grenade to avoid being abducted by the Al-Quaeda-linked rebellions jihadists Al Nusra Front on Saturday, 3rd Feb. in Idlib, Syria.

Video captured by the rebels shows Major Roman Filipov shouting ‘This is for our guys!’ just moments before detonating the grenade.

Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group hit the Russian fighter plane with a missile in Syria,
 
Source: Daily Mail

Russian Defense Ministry released a statement saying Filipov fought ‘the rebels until the last minute’ and ‘detonated grenade when they approached.’

The Ministry added that Maj. Filipov was ejected from his Sukhoi 25SM jet after it was hit with a missile from a portable-surface-to-air launcher in Idlib, Syria.

The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said:

The pilot died heroically The pilot's family and friends have our condolences, and we are proud of our heroes.

As per Times of Israel, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman said:


The pilot was killed as he fought Islamist rebels who had shot down his plane and were taking him captive. There have been dozens of Russian air strikes in the area over the past 24 hours. This plane was also carrying out raids there.

Maj. Filipov is survived by a wife and a four-year-old daughter. He has been honored with a prestigious Kremlin's the Hero of Russia medal, posthumously.

Fighter pilot, Major Roman Filipov who killed himself  to avoid abduction from rebels in Syria,
 
Source: Daily Mail

Russia has been supporting the Syrian government in Idlib where the Syrian soldiers have been fighting against the Al-Nusra Front. And after Major Filipov's death on Saturday, Russia has intensified their raid on the rebel-held towns and cities in the province.

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