Syria’s civil war: Russian chopper shot down in Idlib

A Russian military helicopter with five people on board was shot down Monday over the Syrian province of Idlib, the Russian defence ministry said.

“A Russian Mi-8 military transport helicopter was shot down from the ground after delivering humanitarian aid to Aleppo,” the defence ministry said in a statement quoted by Russian news agencies. “Three crew members and two officers… were on board,” it said, indicating that their fate was unclear.


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