A Russian helicopter crashes in Syria / Illustration, REUTERS

A Russian helicopter has reportedly crashed in Syria.

The incident occurred between the villages of Rayhaniyah and al-Qasimia, which is two kilometers from a Russian military base, the Mash (breakingmash) channel on Telegram said on February 28.

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Local media reported that one crew member was killed in the crash.

Russia's Defense Ministry, in turn, reported that all crew members were alive, saying the Mi-35 helicopter made an emergency landing due to technical problems during a flight over Syria's northern Hasaka province.

The helicopter was not fired at, Russian state agencies quoted Russia's Defense Ministry as saying on Sunday.

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