Turkish troops or terrorists shot down Mi-24 helicopter in northern Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) – A few hours ago, in the sky over the province of Aleppo, Turkish troops shot down an attack helicopter Mi-24, which carried out attacks on the positions of jihadists in the region, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Aviapro news agency.

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According to sources, the helicopter was hit by 57-mm projectile, which led to very serious damage, as a result of which the control of the combat vehicle partially failed.

However, the helicopter crew was still able to land the rotorcraft on the outskirts of Aleppo.

Turkish media claim that the Mi-24 helicopter was shot down precisely by the Turkish military in intent to prevent attacks on Turkish troops in Idlib, however, there is evidence that in fact, the attack was carried out by terrorists.

It should be clarified that initially there was information that this was a combat helicopter of the Russian Aerospace Forces, however, after the publication of the photo, it became known that in fact it was a Syrian Air Force helicopter.

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Judging by the damage, the left side of the rotorcraft was seriously damaged. Considering the fact that Turkey decided to escalate the conflict in Syria, experts do not exclude that against this background, Syrian aviation will now strike at the positions of the Turkish military in the territory of the Arab Republic, while at the same time enemy drones that violate the Syrian border, probably will open fire.

Information on whether the crew of the shot down helicopter was injured is not given.

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Source: Aviapro,