The militants shot down a Syrian army helicopter in the province of Aleppo, reports Al-Jazeera.
According to preliminary information, Syrian opposition forces launched a surface-to-air missile at the helicopter.
Video of the helicopter being shot down in northern Syria, the second such incident recorded in a week.
According to information obtained at the scene, the apparatus was shot down by militants of the al-Nusra Front (a terrorist group banned in Russia and other countries).
Helicopter wreckage after the crash in the western countryside of Aleppo.
According to information provided to Sputnik by military sources, all of the helicopter's crew members died.
The source added that the launch was carried out with an anti-aircraft missile from a location between the villages of Kabtan Al-Djabal and Darat Izza, where an Turkish Army observation post is located.
The Sputnik correspondent in Aleppo reports that the downed helicopter was on a mission to combat terrorist strongholds in Urum al-Kubra.
Today this city is one of the most fortified points of the terrorists of the Frente al-Nusra in the province of Aleppo. The device was providing air support to Syrian infantry.
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