Two Pilots Killed As ISIS Shoots Down Helicopter Near Palmyra

Islamic State militants have downed a military helicopter near Palmyra, Syria, killing two Russian pilots on board.copterThe helicopter had been attacking the advancing terrorists at Damascus’s request when it was taken down, according to the Russian defense ministry.

The Ministry of Defense stated that due to the skillful actions of the crew the terrorists were thrown back and the attack had been thwarted.

However, their helicopter was shot down by terrorists as it was turning to head back to the base.