2 Russian helicopter pilots shot down, killed in Syria: Interfax

russian helicopter pilots killedMilitants shot down a military helicopter near Palmyra in Syria, killing two Russian pilots on board, Interfax news agency said, quoting Russia’s defense ministry.

The two men had been attacking a detachment of Islamic State fighters in the Homs region on Friday, when the Syrian Mi-25 helicopter they were in ran out of ammunition, the ministry said, according to Interfax.

“The turning helicopter was hit by militants’ gunfire from the ground and crashed in the area controlled by the Syrian government army. The crew died,” it added.

Video footage published on Saturday by Islamic State’s affiliated news agency Amaq showed a helicopter being shot and crashing to the ground against cries of ‘It’s fallen, God is greatest’.

Russian forces entered the conflict at the end of last year, backing the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

  • Oh Yeah

    Someone bragged about “mighty” Russian army in comparison with the US, that was 3 days ago.

    “Don’t forget sub-marines, electronic warfare, ground-to-air defense systems and most importantly, that the US military weaponry is in general, outdated.”

    Reality strikes faster than expected.

    Is Russia’s only aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov steaming to Syria in order to collect the wreckage of the Mi-25 helicopter?

    • wargame1

      It seems this helicopter got hit from its own missile. The missile malfunctioned and hit the tail of the helicopter. You may compare this incident with other similar type of malfunction from this video
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGZ6b758IrE

    • wargame1

      Putin leased 8 ships from Turkey to send their troops in Syria because they do not have enough ships! Now if this only aircraft carrier go down like Titanic then Putin will have a heart attack.
      https://uk.news.yahoo.com/russia-supplies-syria-mission-turkish-232714473.html

    • Omega

      Yes, that someone is me. Grow a pair and address me directly.

      Why bring up the US? Are you finally admitting that it is directly involved in arming and supporting the terrorists in Syria? Or are you, as usual, mumbling to mumble?

      It’s war, expect casualty from both side.

    • Omega

      Yes, that someone is me. Grow a pair and address me directly.

      Why bring up the US? Are you finally admitting that it is directly involved in arming and supporting the terrorists in Syria? Or are you, as usual, mumbling to mumble?

      It’s war, expect casualty from both side.

      ps – Why don’t you up vote wargame1 military malfunction video below? You did up vote his other comment, didn’t you wuss?

      • Hind Abyad

        Why oyay likes are ‘Guest’?

        • Omega

          Maybe he upvotes himself.

          • Hind Abyad

            or its matrax..

          • Omega

            Likely. All I know is that he’s a trolling hasbara wuss.

          • Hind Abyad

            Time to go out i have better things to do..

          • Omega

            Bonne idée. Curieux: tu habites où?

          • Oh Yeah

            Do you think that I should do?

          • Omega

            Not even sure what’s going on to be honest as I don’t see any up vote. But sure, do up vote yourself.

        • Rudy1947

          There are no up votes.

          • Hind Abyad

            Yes he up voted wargame first comment as Guest that’ why i asked Omega.
            Omega:”Why don’t you up vote wargame1 military malfunction video below? You did up vote his other comment, didn’t you wuss?” it became Oh Yeeeaahh.

      • Rudy1947

        Oh Yeah has addressed you many times and his comment is directly related to the articles. Skip the chest thumping, rather juvenile.

        • Omega

          Who said he did’t? I am talking about his past dozen comments.

          Either way, mind your business senile fvck.

          • Rudy1947

            Now, now. I’ll hit you with my “Depends”.

          • Omega

            I had to search “Depends”.

            (White flag waving)

            Can’t fight semi-digested, microwavable food.

          • Rudy1947

            A bowl of chili with beans and a couple of hard boiled eggs washed down with a couple of beers. Even if I miss…………

      • Oh Yeah

        Excuse me, I did not know that the participants in the Syrian war are One kind of Syrians, another kind of Syrians (Assads men), Al – Qauida bandits, Americans, Iranians, Al – Nusra bandits, Iraqis, Kurds, Turks, Taliban, Afghans, Chechener, Hezbollah, Jews, Englishmen, Swedes, Russians, Germans, Bosnians, Egyptians, Sudanese, Somalis and a few more that are hidden under the burqa….

        P.S.
        “military malfunction” dosen’t interests me, and you don’t dicied which comment I should up vote.

        • Omega

          Continue trolling wuss.

          • Oh Yeah

            Du you really wish that I’ll be your worse nightmare?

          • Omega

            I told you before: show me your hasbara-trolling skills.