Russian helicopter shot down in Syria

AP , Monday 1 Aug 2016

Syria Aleppo
Municipal workers prepare aid inside buildings prepared by the Syrian government to host people who will left rebel-held neighborhoods of the northern city of Aleppo, Syria (Photo: AP)

The Russian Defense Ministry says a transport helicopter has been shot down in Syria, but the fate of the five people onboard is still unknown.

The ministry says in a statement that the Mi-8 helicopter was shot down on Monday in Idlib province while returning to the Russian air base on the coast after delivering humanitarian goods to the city of Aleppo.

The helicopter had three crew members and two officers from the Russian reconciliation center.


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