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Syrian Civil War, 2011 - ? From a local uprising to a proxy war, we discuss the chaos in Syria.

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Old 11 Jul 16, 14:28
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russian MI-35 shot down

a russian MI-35 has been lost and the two pilots KIA. Reuters has a video at http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mi...-idUSKCN0ZP0UI. Interestingly the russian MOD claims that the copter was returning after using up all its ammo, but the video shows it in an attack run and firing unguided rockets immediately before the tail is blow off by the MANPAD.
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The helicopter was shot down as soon as it started its attack run, which is evident from the video.

It was hit by a weapon of unknown origin.

First they said it was TOW anti-tank missile, very unlikely except against stationary helicopter.

The second story circulated today is that it was a friendly rocket fire from a helicopter that was following behind.

Terrorist groups like to show a scene where a screaming terrorist (Allahu Akbaaaaar!!!) actually fires the missile. This wasn't show it this time, which makes their claim suspect.

Also, where is the missile trail. In past videos you can see the pursuing missile, every time, no exceptions.
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