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Two pilots were killed when a Russian military Ka-52 helicopter crashed in eastern Syria, news agencies reported on Monday citing Russia's defense ministry.

"A Russian military helicopter has crashed while carrying out a planned flight over the eastern regions of Syrian Arab Republic," TASS news agency reported, citing a statement by the defense ministry, according to Reuters.

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On May 3, a Russian Su-30SM fighter jet crashed in Syria shortly after take-off, killing both of its crew members.

As UNIAN reported earlier, a Russian Su-30SM fighter jet that crashed off the Syrian coast May 3 that was part of the 43rd separate naval assault aviation regiment of the Black Sea Fleet.