Hardline militants in the northwestern province of Idlib savagely defiled the bodies of the crew of the Russian helicopter which has been shot down earlier today near the city of Saraqib.
A video released by the rebels shows the ultra-conservative fighters taunting the bodies of two Russian servicemen who were stripped off their uniforms. The footage also display the burnt-out wreckage of the downed Mil Mi-8.
— SAA Reporter (@Syria_Protector) August 1, 2016
Russian Ministry of Defense has issued an official statement declaring that a Russian military transport helicopter Mi-8 was downed by ground fire on the way to the Hmeymim airbase after delivery of humanitarian aid to the Aleppo city in the Idlib province.