Attack aircraft USAF A-10. Photo 2015
Militants “Islamic state” announced that they managed to shoot down an American attack plane And-10 in Syria. At the Pentagon, the information is denied
Militants “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) said that they shot down the attack aircraft A-10 US air force in the province of al-Hasaka. About it is reported by monitoring group SITE Intelligence Group with reference to associated with the militants Amaq news Agency.
At the same time, the press Secretary of the Pentagon Peter cook in his Twitter account denied this information. According to him, “all coalition aircraft are in the order”.
ISIS militants have repeatedly claimed that they had shot down warplanes, Syrian government troops and planes of the countries — participants of the international coalition. In mid-September, the Syrian news Agency SANA said that the terrorists in Deir ez-Zor, Syria shot down a government plane, killing the pilot. Similar incident happened in mid-April in the mountains tarde, 5 km from the airport of Deir ez-Zor.
Russia, which is involved in the military operation at the request of the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad since the end of September 2015, also suffered losses of personnel and military equipment. In the year since the start of the operation, the Russian authorities reported about 20 dead soldiers.
The largest one-time loss was the crash of the helicopter Mi-8 at Palmyra. On Board were five Russian soldiers, they all died. The defense Ministry claimed that the fault for the downed helicopter lies on the militants.