Syrian regime crew held after helicopter crash
A helicopter owned by the Syrian regime crashed in rebel-held Idlib on Sunday, leading to one death and four captives. (AFP/File)
A helicopter owned by the Syrian regime crashed in rebel-held Idlib on Sunday, BBC reported, leading to one death and four of the crew members captured.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said opposition fighters are holding four regime hostages while a fifth one was killed after the crash. According to the monitor, the aircraft was forced to land in Jabal al-Zawiya, located northwest in the Idlib province, after technical failures.
One man was killed by armed men in a neighboring village. Two of the men were captured by al-Nusra Front, while another two were taken by an unknown extremist group, the monitor reported.
At least six crew members were on board, the observatory said. Details about the sixth member were unconfirmed.
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