The ministry said in a statement that the Mi-24 helicopter was en route to the city of Hama when crashed on December 31.
A Russian helicopter crashed in Syria on New Year's Eve killing both pilots following a technical fault, Moscow's defence ministry said Wednesday. Both pilots died as the helicopter made a rough landing 15 kilometers from the destination airfield.
"It is now unknown whether the helicopter was escorting a humanitarian convoy or a combat unit", the CIT said.
Last month, Russian Federation began establishing a permanent presence at Hmeymim and a naval base at Tartous although Putin has ordered a "significant" withdrawal of his military from Syria, declaring its work largely done.
Meanwhile, the leader of Hezbollah said on Wednesday the Syrian war, now in its seventh year, will be finished in one or two years at most.
Hezbollah has backed the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad throughout the conflict.
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Zimmer said this week that Bradford is working his way back in with the other quarterbacks but "has a ways to go still". Keenum led three second-half scoring drives in relief of Bradford as the Vikings beat the Bears 20-17.
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Conte, who was later cleared of any wrongdoing on that front, responded by accusing Mourinho of being "fake" and "a little man". Another thorn is agent's fees with Sanchez's representative causing even a rich club such as City to blanche.
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California police hope for "miracle" to find missing in mudslide
"It's a constantly moving number", said Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown , adding that he expected the death toll to rise. The mudslide swept through the coastal community of Montecito on Tuesday morning, catching numerous victims entirely off-guard.
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United Nations official Rupert Colville added "These are shocking and shameful comments from the President of the United States". On Friday morning, Trump tweeted that he used " tough " language at the meeting, but not the reported vulgarity.
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The White House's announcement coincided with a series of new sanctions by the Treasury Department targeting Iranian officials. Iran said on Saturday it would retaliate against the new sanctions, although it did not specify how.
Eagles knew what play Falcons would run on 4th down
Atlanta was the NFL's highest-scoring team last season, but its lowest production was in a 24-15 defeat to the Eagles . Elliott connected on a 53-yard field goal as time expired in the first half, closing the Eagles' deficit to 10-9.
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County emergency manager Jeff Gater said officials decided not to send one sooner out of concern it might not be taken seriously. The disaster was already unfolding when Santa Barbara County officials sent out their first cellphone alert at 3:50 a.m.