Russian Mi-8 helicopter shot down while on Aleppo aid mission

Russian Mi-8 helicopter shot down while on Aleppo aid mission

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A Russian Mi-8 helicopter has been shot down while on its mission to deliver aid to the people of Aleppo, Syria.

Aid included food, water, and medicines.

Three crew members, and two officers were found dead.

“The Kremlin conveys its deep condolences to the families of those killed in action,” Dmitry Peskov.

The ‘so-called’ Islamic State are suspected of taking the helicopter down but as are the moderate rebels backed by the United States.

The Syrian army have allowed exit routes outside of the city for civilians in Aleppo for safety, and ISIS most likely have felt this is dangerous part of their plan so in return they decided to launch another attack.

Bashar al Assad had given some rebels in the districts of Aleppo amnesty as long as they laid down their weapons.

It is the third Russian helicopter lost in action in Syria this year. In July, an Mi-25 attack chopper was shot down near Palmyra, killing two Russian pilots after engaging Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).

This area is under the truce of the Syrian army, the Russian army and the moderate rebels backed by the US. This has gone completely against this truce suggesting that the moderate rebels cannot be trusted.

Syrian army has been able to turn the tide on the Rebels and gain the upper hand with the help of Russia.

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