Militants in Syria claim to have shot down a Russian helicopter
TV channel Al-Arabiya citing a source in the group "Jaish al-Azza", calling itself the formation of "the Syrian free army," reports that the militants shot down a helicopter in the province of Hama. The so-called Syrian Human Rights Observatory Monitoring Center, based in London, states that the helicopter belonged to the Russian Aerospace Forces. The Ministry of Defense of Russia at the moment does not confirm the information about the loss of the helicopter.
Information Agency Sputnik citing its own sources, cites information that the Russian-made helicopter belonged to the government forces of the Syrian Arab Republic.
Western media and microblogging Twitter mentioned TC Al-Arabiya, spread frames, which can be seen as the helicopter after its landing gets a rocket fired by militants from the US anti-tank missile system TOW. At the moment of hit, an explosion occurs, and the helicopter engulfs the flames, and thick black smoke begins to fall.
The militants at this moment shout that they "will kill the Russians in the name of Allah." In principle, this once again speaks of what constitutes the "Syrian moderate opposition" and the "free Syrian army."
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