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Russia maintains contacts with Israel over downed plane: Agencies

Reuters , Friday 28 Sep 2018
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File Photo: Russian fighter jets on the tarmac at the Russian Hmeimim military base in Latakia province, in the northwest of Syria, February 16, 2016. (Photo: AFP)
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Russia and Israel are "in constant contact" regarding the downing of a Russian plane in Syria this month, Russian news agencies quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying on Friday.

Fifteen Russian crew were killed when an IL-20 surveillance plane crashed near Latakia in northern Syria on Sept. 17. Russia has said Syria shot the plane down shortly after Israeli jets hit a target in the area and blamed Israel for the accident.

Bogdanov also said that work on the creation of a demilitarised zone in Syria's Idlib were continuing, Interfax reported.

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