28-03-2020 11:35 PM Jerusalem Timing

In Syria: Afghan Militants Killed, Helicopter Goes down

In Syria: Afghan Militants Killed, Helicopter Goes down

One hundred Afghan militants were killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo, as a helicopter went down in Douma.

One hundred Afghan militants were killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo, as a helicopter went down in Douma.militants

State news agency, SANA, said that the Syrian army carried a qualitative operation in Alepoo, killing 100 Afghan militants.

“The armed forces on Thursday carried out a qualitative operation in Bustan al-Qasr in the city of Aleppo in which they killed more than 100 Afghani terrorists who were stationed near al-Fidaa al-Arabi school,” the agency said.

“SANA reporter said an army unit targeted centers of armed terrorist groups in the areas of Bustan al-Qasr and Hanano in the city killing and injuring large number of terrorists,” it added.

Meanwhile, reports over the cause of the crash were conflicting; with opposition sources saying it was downed by militants.

Syrian state television said the helicopter crashed, while SANA only reported that the aircraft had gone down.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the armed groups have downed the helicopter.

"A helicopter went down in the Tall al-Kurdi area near Douma," said the Britain-based Observatory, citing activists in the area.
It "was shot down by rebels, it added".