Russian chopper carrying aid comes under ISIS fire over Hama, Syria

Russian chopper carrying aid comes under ISIS fire over Hama, Syria

A Russian MI-8 helicopter carrying humanitarian aid came under fire in the Syrian province of Hama on Saturday, the Russian reconciliation center in Syria told reporters. None of the Russian officers on board were hurt, RT reports.

The crew noticed a missile fired from a man-portable air defense system from Daesh positions and managed to avoid it.

“None of the soldiers aboard the helicopter were hurt. Thanks to the flight altitude, well-timed detection of missile’s launching and the crew’s skillfulness, it was possible to dodge the missile strike,” the center said in a statement on Saturday.

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