Two pilots killed after Syrian regime helicopter downed: Monitor

A helicopter takes off from a US military base at an undisclosed location in eastern Syria Nov. 11, 2019. (File photo: AP)

A Syrian military helicopter was shot down over the last major opposition bastion in northwest Syria on Friday, killing two pilots, a war monitor said, in the second such incident this week.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the aircraft was downed over the western countryside of Aleppo province where government forces have scored major gains against opposition forces and extremists in recent weeks.

The Britain-based monitor blamed the attack on Turkey but there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05