Conflict Intelligence Team reported the deaths of two Russian soldiers in a helicopter crash in Syria

In Syria, 31 December as a result of helicopter crash killed two Russian military, said Russian research group Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT) in the Telegram.

CIT refers to a post on the forum under the title: «31.12.2017 Accident of videoconferencing in Syria». In the post indicates that killed two crew members. The preliminary cause of the collision «with the obstacles in the air.»

In the study group noted that this information was confirmed.

«December 31, Mi-24 escorting a convoy near the village of Al-Zara Hama province, hit wires and crashed. The accident killed major Artem Kulish and the second member of the crew Matveev (full name set). The area of the incident is included in the enclave, controlled by the opposition forces on the border of the provinces of Hama and HOMS. This enclave is one of the «zones de-escalation», established during peace talks in Astana. Unknown at this time what kind of convoy was escorted by helicopter (humanitarian or military)», – stated in the message.

The military conflict in Syria lasts since 2011. The fighting involved government forces, the opposition, radical Islamists, Kurds and the militants of the «Islamic state».

In September 2014 operation against ISIS began, the international coalition led by the United States. In September 2015 to the conflict on the side of the government troops joined Russia. In March 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the withdrawal of the main Russian forces from the country, but the aviation group of the Russian Federation continued to strike blows to positions of forces opposing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

In September 2017, Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed on areas of de-escalation in Syria. The cease-fire there should be observed within six months. In a joint statement adopted during the next round of talks on Syria in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, says that the zones are fully or partially will be created in the Eastern ghouta (suburb of Damascus), as well as in the provinces of Idlib, HOMS, Latakia, Aleppo and Hama.

Conflict Intelligence Team reported the deaths of two Russian soldiers in a helicopter crash in Syria 03.01.2018

Январь 3rd, 2018 by
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