Russian Helicopter Crashes in Syria, 2 Dead

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Since September 2015, Russia, a major military ally of Syrian government, has been carrying out an air campaign in the country.

At least seven Russian planes were destroyed by rebel shelling at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria on 31 December, the Russian daily Kommersant reported late on Wednesday, citing two sources. More than 10 servicemen were wounded in the shelling by "radical Islamists", the report said.

"According to posts on a specialized forum, on December 31 a Mi-24 helicopter tripped over power line wires and crashed while escorting a convoy", the CIT wrote on Facebook.

A Russian helicopter crashed in Syria on New Year's Eve killing both pilots following a technical fault, Moscow's defence ministry said Wednesday.

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According to the ministry, the two pilots died in a hard landing 9 miles away from the airfield.

The investigative blog Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT) quoted a post from Forumavia aviation forum saying the helicopter had tripped over power line wires and crashed while escorting a convoy.

Last month, Russian Federation announced it was withdrawing the bulk of its forces from Syria after it had been fully liberated of Daesh elements.

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