Russia’s Mil Mi-8 helicopter carrying humanitarian cargo got under fire on Saturday morning in Syria’s Hama, no victims have been reported, the Russian reconciliation center told reporters.

 

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“At about 11:00, in the Hama Province (the Syrian Arab Republic) a Russian transport helicopter Mi-8, which delivered humanitarian cargo accompanies by officers of the Russian reconciliation center, got under fire from militants of IS (Islamic State – outlawed in Russia) from a portable air-defense system,” the center said.

 

“Due to the flight altitude, the timely identification of the launch and the skill of the crew in maneuvering the helicopter, the missile missed the helicopter,” the center added. “The Russian military onboard were not injured.”.