Amaq news Agency, which attributed the relationship with the Islamists in Syria and Iraq, said that terrorists “Islamic state” (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH) was shot down in Syrian territory helicopter VKS RF, the fall of 2015, participate in the military campaign in Syria. About the Agency Amaq stated in the news article of the project SITE Intel Group, which monitors Islamist message on the Internet.
At the Russian centre of reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria said the helicopter carried out an emergency landing. The landing fired at the militants. The helicopter was damaged. The crew was not injured and was evacuated to the base Hamim, reports “Interfax”. In the centre did not specify the reason for the forced landing.
In the SITE with reference to Amaq it is reported that the helicopter was shot down by a guided missile near the village of Chuvashes around HOMS.
We will remind, on August 1 in the Syrian province of Idlib was shot down by Russian Mi-8 helicopter. On Board were five soldiers: three crew members and two officers. They all died. The chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation Sergey rudskoy then stated that the area of the crash is under control of the terrorist group “dzhebhat an-Nusra” (banned in Russia).
July 8, in Syria ISIS terrorists have shot down a Russian military helicopter Mi-35. The tragedy killed instructor pilot to Rafagat Khabibullin and E. Dolgin. The command of Russian military pilots were presented to the state awards.
The military operation of the Russian Air and space forces (VKS) in Syria began on 30 September last year. March 14, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to withdraw from Syria, the bulk of the Russian troops. However, some military equipment and a limited contingent of troops remained in the country to support the Syrian army in fighting terrorist groups.