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Military, activists: Syrian helicopter shot down in Aleppo


Added 02-14-20 09:22:02am EST - “A government helicopter was shot down and its crew killed Friday in Syria's northwest, where a military offensive against opposition fighters is unfolding, a Syrian military official and activists said.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Military, activists: Syrian helicopter shot down in Aleppo”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BEIRUT (AP) - A government helicopter was shot down and its crew killed Friday in Syria’s northwest, where a military offensive against opposition fighters is unfolding, a Syrian military official and activists said.

Videos posted online show a helicopter spiraling downward from the sky, with flames trailing behind as onlookers cheer.

A military official told Syrian state media that the helicopter was hit by a “hostile rocket” in the western countryside of Aleppo province. The unnamed official said the helicopter crashed and its crew was killed.

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It was the second time this week that a government helicopter was downed in northwest Syria. Another government helicopter gunship was downed three days earlier, near the village of Nairab.

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