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World A Russian helicopter crashed in Syria

17:22  28 february  2021
17:22  28 february  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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SYRIA-SECURITY-RUSSIA-HELICOPTER: A Russian helicopter crashed in Syria

UN HÉLICOPTÈRE RUSSE S'EST ÉCRASÉ EN SYRIE © Reuters / Omar Sanadiki A RUSSIAN HELICOPTER CRASHED IN SYRIA

AMMAN / MOSCOW ( Reuters) - A Russian Mi-35 helicopter made an emergency landing in northeastern Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday, as Syrian state media reported a crash and the pilot's death.

"The crew was quickly evacuated and the pilots' vital prognosis is not engaged," assured the ministry in a statement quoted by the RIA agency.

The incident, caused by a technical problem, according to the ministry, occurred in the province of Hassaka, near the town of Tal Tamr which hosts a Russian base, the Syrian press said.

(Suleiman Al-Khalidi in Amman and Maria Tsvetkova in Moscow, French version Tangi Salaün)

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