Saturday, July 9, 2016

Islamic State shoots down Russian helicopter, killing 2 pilots

An illustrative photo of a Russian Air ForceMilMi-24P. (Wikimedia)

Two Russian pilots died near the Syrian city of Palmyra when their helicopter was shot down by Islamic State fighters, bringing the total number of Russian troops killed in the Syrian conflict to 12, Moscow said.
The jihadist group claimed responsibility for the attack, according to SITE monitoring

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