Russian Mi-8 that was shot down in Idlib province, August 1, 2016
The Russian military re-examine the option of involvement in Syria’s strategic aviation, which bombed areas near Aleppo, where the militants, reports “Kommersant” with reference to informed sources.
However, as the newspaper notes, the final decision will be made on the results of the consultations in the General staff.
Yesterday morning in the Syrian province of Idlib was shot down by Russian Mi-8 helicopter, on Board of which were five people: three crew members and two officers of the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria. They all died. As reported by the defense Ministry, the helicopter crashed “the shelling from the ground”, when he returned to the base Hamim after the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Aleppo.
Bordering the East of Aleppo, Idlib province, where the helicopter was shot down, is under the control of the banned terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra,” said the chief of the main operations Directorate of the General staff of the Armed forces of Russia Sergey rudskoy.
In Syria shot down a Russian helicopter
In Idlib province in Northern Syria on Monday, 1 August, was shot down Russian military helicopter Mi-8. As stated in the defense Ministry, he returned to the base Hamim after delivery…
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According to sources, “Kommersant”, the last time in the area of Aleppo, there is “a significant flow of militants and those who call themselves opposition”. In this regard, the Russian su-24M bombers, multipurpose su-30CM and su-35S and helicopters will form bigger burden, says the source publication.
In July the Russian army had been used in Syria’s long-range bombers Tu-22M3 for strikes on positions “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) to the East of Palmyra, es-Sohne and Arak. This happened after the crash in Syria, another helicopter of the Russian HQs.
However, the Kremlin refused to call strikes Tu-22M3 an act of retaliation for pilots of Mi-25.
Russian group videoconferencing all for the Syrian operation have lost the su-24 that was shot down by Turkish fighter aircraft, Mi-8 helicopter, shot down Turcoman group during the operation to rescue the pilots of su-24 and Mi-28 that crashed due to an error of the crew. American intelligence-analytical company Stratfor was also published in may pictures of four burnt-out Mi-24 helicopters, presumably belonging to the Russian army. The defense Ministry denied this information.
In July, the defense Ministry said that two Russian pilots died during the overflight of Syrian Mi-25. Later, however, “Kommersant” called the crashed helicopter is not Syrian, and Russian Mi-35M.