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    Crimea's Belbek Airfield Pays Tribute to Russian Airmen Killed in Il-20 Downed in Syria

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

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    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.

    The memory of the victims was honored by local residents and military personnel of the garrison of the airfield. The priest dedicated a prayer to the memory of the dead.

    Russia's Hmeymim Airbase lost contact with the crew of the Russian Il-20 military aircraft late on Monday when four Israeli F-16 aircraft attacked Syrian targets in Latakia province. It was later discovered that the propeller plane, with 15 passengers and crew aboard, had been brought down by friendly fire. 

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