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Syria has found the place of falling of the Russian Il-20 plane — Rambler News Service


In Syria the place of falling of the Russian Il-20 plane is revealed, reports Zvezda TV channel with reference to the Russian Defense Ministry. It is in the Mediterranean Sea in 27 km to the west of the settlement Banias of the Syrian province of Latakia. Il-20 eight ships, boats and support vessels of the Navy of the Russian Federation participate in operation on peep of crew members. On their board fragments of the bodies of crew members and personal belongings and also plane fragments are raised. Late at night on September 17 the plane of radio-electronic fight (REB) of Russian Air Forces Il-20 has disappeared from radar screens of management of aircraft during the attack of four Israeli F-16 planes on the Syrian objects in the province Latakia. The CNN TV channel with reference to a source reports that Il-20 has been brought allegedly accidentally down by the Syrian air defenses during reflection of the attack of the Israeli Air Force. The Israel Defense Forces have refused comments. Later the Russian Defense Ministry has officially reported that Il-20 with the Russian military has been onboard brought down by the air defense rocket of Syria. According to the ministry, the Israeli planes have purposely created a dangerous situation for the surface ships and aircrafts which are in the district of Latakia. The Israeli pilots, being covered with the Russian plane, have substituted it under fire of anti-aircraft weapons of Syria. As a result Il-20, whose effective reflecting surface 10 times more than at F-16, have been brought down by a rocket of the S-200 complex. Onboard there were 15 servicemen — all of them have died.

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