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The Russian Defense Ministry says a Mi-8 transport aircraft has been shot down by rebels in the Syrian province of Idlib.

Censor.NET reports citing BBC.
The helicopter was returning from delivering humanitarian aid to the city of Aleppo, Russia's Interfax news agency quoted officials as saying.


Defense officials note the Mi-8 transport aircraft had five people on board.

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Unconfirmed reports say at least four of them are now dead.


As previously reported, on July 9, two Russian servicemen were killed near the Syrian city of Palmyra when their helicopter was shot down by rebels, bringing the number of Russian military personnel killed in the Syria conflict to at least 12.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/p399970