Two Russian pilots killed in helicopter crash in Syria
A Russian Mi-28 helicopter crashed in Homs province, killing two pilots. (File photo)
Russia's defense ministry has said a Russian Mi-28 attack helicopter crashed in Syria early Tuesday morning, killing two pilots, Reuters reported.
The defense ministry said the helicopter was not shot down, but crashed in Homs province. The pilots' bodies have reportedly been recovered and transported to Russia's air base in Hmeymim.
The crash comes a month after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a major withdrawal of its forces from Syria in the midst of a partial ceasefire. It now appears that Russian forces have undergone a change in force and capabilities in its support for Assad's forces in the Syrian conflict.
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