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Aleppo Rebels Strike Regime Supply Helicopter

Aircraft carrying food and basic staples shot down en route to delivery at regime-controlled facility
Aleppo Rebels Strike Regime Supply Helicopter

Al-Shamiya Front in the northern province of Aleppo downed a Syrian army helicopter near al-Nayrab airport early Tuesday, the key rebel group reported.

Rebel commander Abu Hassan told Zaman al-Wasl that the helicopter was filled with food and basic staples en route to besieged soldiers in Nayrab airport. Abu Hassan added the wreckage of the helicopter landed inside the airport fences.

Activists say the Syrian military frequently uses helicopters to drop crude barrel bombs – giant canisters packed with hundreds of pounds of explosives and scrap metal – on rebel-held towns and neighborhoods.

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