Things in Turkey and Syria Continue to Escalate as U.S. Backed Rebels Claim to Have Shot Down Russian Rescue Helicopter
It looks like tensions are going to continue rising in the Middle East as U.S. backed rebels claim to have shot down a Russian rescue helicopter that was searching for pilots who were also shot down this morning.
Guys, this is about to get real crazy.
U.S.-backed Syrian rebels, the Free Syrian Army, are claiming to have taken down a Russian rescue helicopter with a TOW anti-tank missile, according to several reports. The aircraft was said to be searching for the crash site of the Russian fighter jet shot down by Turkey.
The helicopter was reportedly forced to make an emergency landing in Lataki, Syria, a city controlled by government forces. Video footage purporting to show the alleged helicopter crash surfaced online:
As The Telegraph points out, the strike would have serious implications for the U.S. government if confirmed:
If the strike is confirmed, the TOW missile was most likely supplied through the same US and Turkey-backed logistics programme that has reportedly been supplying Alwiya al-Ashar.
The rebels’ usage of these American-made TOW missiles
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