BREAKING: Syrian rebels strike Russian helicopter

Published November 24th, 2015 - 02:02 GMT

Syrian fighters allegedly shot at a Russian helicopter on Tuesday, forcing it to make an emergency landing, Reuters reports.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human rights stated that the helicopter rerouted to make an emergency landing at a military base in the government-held city of Latakia

While the exact name of the rebel faction has not been released, Reuters stated that the group is being provided with US-made TOW missiles.

Earlier today today a Russian military aircraft was shot down for violating Turkish airspace.

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