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Feb 14 2020

Syrian military helicopter shot down near Aleppo, crew killed – state media

A Syrian Army helicopter was destroyed by a missile during an operation against anti-government forces near Aleppo, and its crew was killed, Syrian state-run media reported.

Citing a military source, SANA said the chopper was hit by “a hostile missile” on Friday afternoon in the area where Turkish-backed groups operate. The Syrian troops were clearing the militants’ hideouts in the vicinity of Aleppo that day.

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Turkish outlet Anadolu said that the helicopter was brought down within the Idlib ‘de-escalation zone’ set up by Russia and Turkey, which borders Syria’s northwestern Aleppo Province.

Footage, circulating online, purports to show the flaming helicopter plummeting to the ground after it was hit by militants. 

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