Men inspect the wreckage of a Russian helicopter that had been shot down in the north of Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, Syria August 1, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
Al Jazeera: Syria's war: Swap offer for bodies of Russian air crew
Group says it has bodies of five people shot down in helicopter, demands release of prisoners in exchange for corpses.
A group in Syria has reportedly demanded the release of prisoners held in Syrian and Lebanese jails in exchange for the bodies of five people who were shot down in a Russian military helicopter last week.
The Russian helicopter was downed in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Sunday, killing all five people on board in the biggest officially acknowledged loss of life for Russian forces since they started operations in Syria.
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Update #1: Syrian group demands exchange for bodies of Russian air crew (Reuters)
Update #2: Syria Group Wants To Trade Bodies Of Five Russian Helicopter Crew Members (RFE)
WNU Editor: Live prisoners are not going to be swapped for dead bodies.