ZA Sport becomes Russia’s official Olympic kit brandSport March 24, 4:28
Police searching for another suspect in Russia’s ex-MP murder in KievWorld March 24, 2:45
Putin pleased with acting at Moscow's Maly drama theaterSociety & Culture March 23, 23:35
Former Russian MP killed in Kiev, killer dies in hospitalWorld March 23, 23:32
Russian philanthropists get highest French award for thier art donationSociety & Culture March 23, 23:26
Russia's Channel One refuses to broadcast Samoilova's performance via satelliteSociety & Culture March 23, 21:52
Experts forecast Bank of Russia will keep key rate at 10%Business & Economy March 23, 21:13
Putin's aide explains why Russia has no fear of supplying S-400 systems to TurkeyRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 23, 20:42
British police identify Westminster attacker as Khalid MasoodWorld March 23, 20:03
BEIRUT, March 22. /TASS/. The crew of a Syrian military helicopter that crashed in the northwestern Idlib province has been captured by gunmen of the Jabhat al-Nusra group, Lebanese Daily Star on-line said on Sunday.
According to Daily Star, Islamists captured four of the crew and one more man was killed by armed men in a neighbouring village.
Earlier on Sunday, SANA news agency reported a crash of a Syrian military helicopter in the Idlib province, said on Sunday. According to SANA, the accident was caused by a technical malfunction. "The search operation to rescue the helicopter’s crew in underway," the news agency quoted a Syrian military source. Damascus has not yet officially confirmed the seizure of the crew.
On January 18, thirty-five men - the crew and servicemen of the Syrian army - were killed in the crash of a Syrian military helicopter in Idlib. The crash was caused by bad weather. The pilot was trying an emergency landing in thick fog at the Abu al-Duhur airport 50 kilometres east of the city of Idlib, the administrative centre of the province. The helicopter was carrying munitions and foods for servicemen deployed at a military base.