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Russia: Military plane with 14 Russian soldiers has been lost near Syria

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A Russian war plane with 14 servicemen on board has disappeared while over the Mediterranean Sea near the coast of Syria, Russia’s Defence Ministry has stated.

French news agency AFP and Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday, September 18, that according to the ministry’s officials, the fate of the military personnel was unknown and search for the plane was underway.

«Connection has been lost with the crew of a Russian Il-20 plane over the Mediterranean Sea 35 kilometres from the Syrian coast as it was returning to the Hmeimim airbase,» stated the Russian Defence Ministry..

It added that at the time of the disappearance late on Monday, September 17, Israeli war planes had conducted an attack over Latakia, Syria. Israeli military spokeswoman has refused to comment on the event.


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