Russian military helicopter shot down in Syria

Monday, 1 August, 2016 - 13:15

A Russian military helicopters with five people on board has been shot down in Syria’s Idlib Province, the Russian Defense Ministry says.

The ministry was quoted as saying that three crew members and two officers had been on board and that it was trying to ascertain their fate.

The copter was shot down after delivering humanitarian aid to the city of Aleppo and as it was making its way back to Russia’s main air base in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Later, the Kremlin confirmed the death of the Russian soldiers who were on board the helicopter. In its statement, the Defense Ministry had said that the fate of the five soldiers was unknown.