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12:07 PM, August 1, 2016
Russian Mi-8 Helicopter Shot Down In Syria
Russian Mi-8 helicopter shot down in Syria (Image for representation, Source: wnyc.com)

A Russian Mi-8 helicopter has been shot down by gunfire from the ground in Syrian Idlib province.

The helicopter with 3 crew members and 2 officers was hit when it was returning to the Hmeymim airbase after the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Aleppo, the Russian defense ministry said in a press service Monday.

The fate of the officers and crew on board is still unknown.

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