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Russian helicopter makes emergency landing in Syria: Defense Ministry

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A Russian Mi-35 helicopter made an emergency landing due to technical problems during a flight over Syria’s northern Hasaka province, state agencies quoted Russia’s defense Ministry as saying on Sunday.

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“The crew was quickly evacuated to the airfield. There is no threat to lives of the pilots,” the RIA news agency cited a defense Ministry statement as saying.

The helicopter was not fired at, it added.

Syrian state media said earlier there were reports of a Russian helicopter crash in northeast Syria that killed the pilot.

It said the site of the crash was in Hasaka province, near Tal Tamr close to a Russian base.

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