Looks like MiG-21.. Far from the best plane for bombing, Syria has many dozens of specialized fighter-bombers and bombers such as the MiG-23BN, Su-22 and Su-24. In any case, judging from the available video, still the Syrian army hasn't used even their Mi-24
Yeah, jets are just going to get Assad a lot of international condemnation and probably the West helping out the opposition more. Wouldn't be a very wise move, but once the FSA or someone brings down a helicopter with all the technicals they have, he'll more than likely make that progression to jets. A month ago it was very rare that you saw the Syrian Army using helicopter's, now they're used daily all over Syria. Only seen the Syrian's use Mi-24's once or twice hunting in packs. There's really no point in using them now, the Mi-8's have rockets and door gunner's and carry more troops.
The free syrian army doesn't look as helpless as the Libyan rebels
Assad has been training the Syrian Army for 10 years to fight an asymmetric war with Israel, now those army defectors are using that same training to bite him in the ass.
They've inflicted something like 4,000-5,000 KIA's on the Syrian Armed Forces since the uprising began, which is rather impressive if one considers out outgunned they are. The Libyan rebels had far more access to tanks and artillery.
I dont think Israel and even Turkey wants another Libya x10 on their borders. They probably are waiting for the situation to "play out" or even Assad taking grip of the situation which IMO would be the best outcome for both Israel and Turkey. And please dont write that i support Assad i simply state the facts.
The fact that neither Israel nor Turkey want another Libya is exactly why they are all over it. Manipulation is everything in proxy wars.