Kremlin Denies Terrorist Claims of Downing Russian Helicopter

Defense Ministry spokesperson rejects claims made by militant group that rebel fighters shot down a Russian helicopter, saying that all aircraft in in Syria can be accounted for, Syrian government media writes

Russia’s Defense Ministry has denied allegations by terrorist groups that a Russian helicopter was shot down in Lattakia countryside.

All Russian aircraft in Syria “are at their bases or involved in routine missions,” a spokesperson from the Coordination Center at Hmeimim airbase said. “Claims made by terrorist-controlled media sources about a Russian helicopter allegedly being shot down have nothing to do with reality.”

Earlier in the day, terrorists from the Ahrar al-Sham organization claimed that they downed a military helicopter near the village of Salma in the countryside of Lattakia.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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