(Muslim Press) – A Syrian officer has confirmed that the pilot of Russian Su - 24 fighter jet recently downed by Turkey was saved in an operation supervised by a senior Iranian commander. Commander of Iran’s Quds Force, Major General Qassem Soleimani led a group of 18 Syrian special forces and six Hezbollah fighters of the operation, Sputnik news agency cited a Syrian officer as saying. “The team was tasked with rescuing the pilot while air and intelligence support was being provided by Russian forces,” the unnamed Syrian officer added.