It wasn’t immediately clear if the helicopter destroyed in the video was the same aircraft.
U.S.-backed Syrian rebels, the Free Syrian Army, are claiming to have taken out a Russian rescue helicopter with a TOW anti-tank missile, according to several reports. The aircraft was said to be near the crash site of the Russian fighter jet shot down by Turkey.
Video footage purporting to show the moment the downed helicopter was destroyed surfaced online:
As The Telegraph points out, the strike would have serious implications for the U.S. government if confirmed:
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