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DAESH SHOOTS DOWN SYRIAN CHOPPER IN EASTERN SYRIA

The Daesh militants, shot down a Syrian helicopter, air-dropping food to the besieged city of Deir al-Zour, in eastern Syria on Sunday, state TV reported.

The helicopter was targeted and set ablaze, while air-dropping food aid, over the Daesh-sieged city, the report said.

It remained unknown, if there was any casualties in the attack, though, earlier reports said, it caused an unknown number of casualties.

Footage of the downed helicopter was released by the Daesh-linked Amaq news agency, showing the hitting of the helicopter, while landing, according to the Al-Masdar News website.

Syrian authorities opted to air-drop food and other daily necessities, to the besieged residents in Deir al-Zour, amid talks of an imminent military operation, to break the siege on that oil-rich city, near the Iraqi border

Source: NAM News Network