Russian Military Helicopter Is Shot Down in Syria, Killing 5

A Russian military transport helicopter was shot down on Monday in the Syrian province of Idlib, killing the three crew members and two officers on board in the deadliest episode for the Russian military since it intervened in the country, Russian officials said.


The Mi-8 helicopter was hit by ground fire as it returned to Khmeimim Air Base from a mission to the embattled city of Aleppo, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

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