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BEIRUT, January 18. /TASS/. A total of 35 people - members of the crew and soldiers of the Syrian army - were killed in a Syrian air force plane crash in Idlib, the Al Mayadeen television channel said on Sunday.
According to Al Mayadeen, the crash was caused by bad weather conditions and a technical malfunction.
The pilot was making an emergency landing at the Abu al-Duhur military airdrome some 50 kilometres east if the town of Idlib in conditions of thick fog. Fierce fighting between Syria’s government troops and gunmen of the Jahat al-Nusra extremist group is reported from the area of Tel Salmu in the vicinity of the airdrome. Jabhat al-Nusra has been trying to take control of the area for the second month. Two days ago, the Syrian army command said the enemy had been pushed away from the vicinity of the governmental troops’ military base.
According to the Lebanese Daily Star newspaper, the plane carrying food and munitions was shot down by al-Nusra.