Russian military helicopter is shot down in Syria after delivering humanitarian aid

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian Mi-8 military helicopter was shot down in Syrian province Idlib after delivering humanitarian aid. All 5 onboard dead
14:24, 1 August 2016

Russian Mi-8 military helicopter was shot down over northwestern Syria in Idlib province of Syria after delivering humanitarian aid.

The helicopter has been shot down by rebels killing all three crew members and two officers from Russian Centre for Reconciliation in Syria on board. According to International Spectator, Syrian rebels have killed Russian pilot after shooting down his helicopter.

According to TASS linking to Russia's Ministry of Defense the helicopter was returning to its main air base in the western province of Latakia after having delivered humanitarian aid in Aleppo.

As it was reported earlier, Moscow and Damascus are carrying a large-scale humanitarian operation in Aleppo. In the framework of the operation 4 corridors are open for leaving the city, food, medicine and articles of prime necessities were being delivered to local citizens by air.

See also: Reuters: U.S. worries Russian humanitarian operation in Syria may be 'ruse'

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