Syrian forces shot down Russian plane, killing 15 servicemen, ministry says

Russia’s Foreign Ministry says a Syrian S-200 missile system shot down a Russian Il-20 turbo-prop reconnaissance plane, killing the 15 people on board, The Moscow Times reports. However, Moscow is blaming Israel for the incident, saying the Syrian military was responding to Israeli airstrikes and that Tel Aviv had “set up” Russia, warning it about a planned operation 1 minute in advance.


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