Russian helicopter seen dropping ‘toxis gas’ on Syrian town, hours after Russian chopper shot down over Ibid
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- Russian Mi-8 helicopter carrying three crew and two officers was ‘shot down in Idlib region of Syria
- Pictures showed what was believed to be the body of Russian crew member being dragged through dirt
- Kremlin says aircraft was returning from delivering aid to war-torn Aleppo when it was gunned down
- Local activists say a helicopter dropped toxic gas on nearby Saraqeb effecting 33 people hours after crash
A Syrian town was attacked by a helicopter dropping toxic gas just hours after a Russian chopper was shot down nearby killing all five on board, local rescuers have claimed.
Graphic pictures yesterday showed the burning remains of a Russian helicopter which crashed down in Idlib province before a crew member’s body was dragged through the dirt.
The Kremlin claimed the aircraft had been returning from war-torn Aleppo after delivering humanitarian aid.
Hours later another chopper was seen dropping containers of toxic gas on the nearby town of Saraqeb affecting 33 people – mostly women and children. Syria Civil Defence workers, who went to the scene of the attack, said they suspected it was chlorine but could not verify that.
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