• Syrian army soldiers stand guard as Russian military police vehicle passes by near the town of Alhureyeh, Syria, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
    Last update: 15:07 20.09.2018
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    Russian Troops Patrol Golan Heights Following Incident Involving Downing of IL-20 Near Syria

    Russian military police have been deployed to de-escalation zones across Syria since late 2016 to help maintain security in the war-torn country amid the ongoing operations by the Syrian military and its allies to clear Syria of a collection of mostly jihadist militants.

    Russian Il-20 Military Plane Shot Down Over Syria
  • A Russian Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft (File)
    Last update: 11:28 20.09.2018
    11:28 20.09.2018

    Russian MoD Refutes Claim Il-20 Hit Due to Failure in Friend/Foe Identification

    Each state has its own Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system and Russia does not install its identification systems on armaments exported abroad, the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

    Russian Il-20 Military Plane Shot Down Over Syria
  • Crimea's Belbek Airfield Pays Tribute to Russian Airmen Killed in Il-20 Downed in Syria
    Last update: 09:00 20.09.2018
    09:00 20.09.2018

    Belbek Airfield Pays Tribute to Russian Servicemen Killed in Downing of Il-20 Near Syria

    At Belbek airport in Crimea, the memory of the Russian servicemen killed when a missile accidentally struck a Il-20 near the Syrian city of Latakia was honored. Participants of the memorial service used candles to arrange an outline of the aircraft.

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  • IL-20
    Last update: 07:57 20.09.2018
    07:57 20.09.2018

    US Navy Aware of Russian Il-20 Crash, Ready to Provide Assistance if Needed

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Navy 6th Fleet is informed about the deadly crash of the Russian Il-20 in the Mediterranean near Syria and is ready to provide assistance at sea to any country if needed, the 6th Fleet's public affairs officer, Cmdr. Kyle Raines, told Sputnik.

    Russian Il-20 Military Plane Shot Down Over Syria
  • President of Syria Bashar al-Assad. (File)
    Last update: 22:58 19.09.2018
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    Syrian President Assad Says Il-20 Crash 'Result of Israeli Arrogance' - Reports

    Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad has sent a letter to Russian president Vladimir Putin, expressing his condolences over the recent Russian Il-20 plane crash in Syria, local media reported.

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  • Ilyushin IL-20
    Last update: 22:37 19.09.2018
    22:37 19.09.2018

    Israeli Delegation to Travel to Moscow to Share Information on Il-20 Plane Crash

    Israeli military delegation led by air force commander to travel to Moscow to share information on Il-20 plane crash.

    Russian Il-20 Military Plane Shot Down Over Syria
  • In this photo taken on Friday, March 4, 2016, A Russian military police officer stands guard at the Russian air base in Hemeimeem, Syria, with an Il-20 electronic intelligence plane of the Russian air force is in the background. An Il-20 aircraft was shot down Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, as the Syrian military fired on Israeli fighter jets attacking targets in northwestern Syria
    Last update: 13:35 19.09.2018
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    Russia Not Received Data From Israel on Situation With IL-20 in Syria - Peskov

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has not yet received data from Israel on the situation with the IL-20 aircraft crash in Syria, experts will examine it in due time, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

    Russian Il-20 Military Plane Shot Down Over Syria
  • A Russian Air Force Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft.
    Last update: 03:34 19.09.2018
    03:34 19.09.2018

    Russian Investigators Launch Probe Into Il-20 Plane Crash in Mediterranean

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Investigative Committee said Tuesday it had opened an investigation into the crash of the Il-20 reconnaissance plane off the Syrian coast that killed 15 military personnel.

    Russian Il-20 Military Plane Shot Down Over Syria
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the official ceremony for Israel's Memorial Day for fallen soldiers, at the National Memorial Hall for Israel's Fallen, in Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery, Jerusalem, Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
    Last update: 18:45 18.09.2018
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    Netanyahu: Israel Ready to Assist Russia in Il-20 Incident Probe

    TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reassured Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Tuesday that Tel Aviv is ready to provide Moscow with all necessary information to facilitate the probe into the downing of a Russian military plane in Syria, Netanyahu's press service said.

    Russian Il-20 Military Plane Shot Down Over Syria
  • IL-20
    Last update: 18:01 18.09.2018
    18:01 18.09.2018

    Il-20 Accidentally Downed by Syria: Putin Calls Incident Tragic Chain of Events

    A Russian military aircraft went off radar near Hmeymim Airbase on Monday, which coincided with Israeli strikes on Syrian targets in Latakia. On Tuesday, the Russian MoD stated that the plane was downed by Syrian air defenses after Israeli jets used it as cover. In light of the revelations, Sputnik has rounded up the key details about the incident.

    Russian Il-20 Military Plane Shot Down Over Syria
  • IL-20
    Last update: 16:45 18.09.2018
    16:45 18.09.2018

    Downed Il-20 Was on Recon Mission Over Idlib De-Escalation Zone – Russian MoD

    The Russian Hmeymim airbase had lost contact with the crew of the Russian Il-20 military aircraft late on Monday during the attack of four Israeli F-16 aircraft on Syrian targets in the province of Latakia.

    Russian Il-20 Military Plane Shot Down Over Syria
  • Israeli F-15
    Last update: 16:28 18.09.2018
    16:28 18.09.2018

    Israel Unlikely to Fly Freely Over Syria After Il-20 Incident - Ex-Official

    ST.PETERSBURG (Sputnik) - Israel is unlikely to freely use Syrian airspace in the wake of the crash of a Russian Il-20 military aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Yakov Kedmi, a former high-ranking Israeli intelligence official, told Sputnik.

    Russian Il-20 Military Plane Shot Down Over Syria
  • President Vladimir Putin holds a jont press conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
    Last update: 16:14 18.09.2018
    16:14 18.09.2018

    Putin: Israel Didn't Down Russian Aircraft, Incident Caused by Chain of Tragic Circumstances

    Vladimir Putin has addressed the downing of a Russian IL-20 by a Syrian surface-to-air missile on Monday evening. Earlier Moscow blamed Israeli jets for having provoked the tragic accident.

    Russian Il-20 Military Plane Shot Down Over Syria
  • Ilyushin IL-20
    Last update: 09:54 18.09.2018
    09:54 18.09.2018

    LIVE UPDATES: Syria Downs Russian IL-20 by Mistake Amid Israeli Raid, Moscow Blames Tel Aviv (VIDEO)

    A Russian IL-20 military aircraft heading to the Hmeymim airbase went off radar late on September 17 during an attack by four Israeli F-16 jets on Syrian targets in the province of Latakia.

    Russian Il-20 Military Plane Shot Down Over Syria