Saturday, July 9, 2016

Russian Attack Helicopter Shot Down In Syria (Video)

RT: 2 Russian pilots killed as ISIS shoots down chopper near Palmyra – MoD

Islamic State militants have downed a military helicopter near Palmyra, Syria, killing two Russian pilots on board. The helicopter had been attacking the advancing terrorists at Damascus’ request when it was taken down, according to the Russian defense ministry.

“On July 8, Russian military pilot-instructors Evgeny Dolgin and Ryafagat Khabibulin, were conducting a calibration flight on a Syrian Mi-25 (export version of the Mi-24) helicopter loaded with ammunition in the province of Homs,” the official statement from the Ministry of Defense reads.

“The crew received a request from the Syrian command group to help defeat the advancing terrorists and fire for effect. The captain of the aircraft, Ryafagat Khabibullin, made the decision to attack.”

The Ministry of Defense stated that due to the skillful actions of the crew the terrorists were thrown back and the attack had been thwarted.

However, their helicopter was shot down by terrorists as it was turning to head back to the base.

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More News On A Russian Attack Helicopter Being Shot Down In Syria

Daesh Terrorists Shoot Down Helicopter Near Palmyra: Russian Pilots Killed -- Sputnik
Russian Mi-25 helicopter crew killed in Syria -- TASS
Russian helicopter downed by the Islamic State near Palmyra, Syria -- Long War Journal
ISIS Shoots Down Helicopter in Syria, Killing 2 Russians -- AP
Two Russian helicopter pilots shot down, killed in Syria - Interfax -- Reuters
Shocking video captures the moment two pilots are killed when ISIS shoot down a Russian attack helicopter over Syrian city of Palmyra with 'US missile' -- Daily Mail
Two Russian pilots killed in helicopter downing in Syria -- BBC
Two Russian helicopter pilots killed by 'Islamic State' in Syria -- DW
Two Russian helicopter pilots shot down, killed in Syria by Isil militants -- Telegraph
Two Russian Pilots Killed In Syria After Mi-25 Helicopter Downed -- RFE
Isis shoots down Russian helicopter near Palmyra, Syria -- The Independent
ISIS shoots down Syrian helicopter, killing two Russian pilots -- RUDAW

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