DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:50 P.M.) – Moments ago, Jaish Al-Izza (Free Syrian Army group) claimed it had gunned down a Russian chopper over the northern countryside of Hama.

According to a bulletin released by the aforementioned FSA group on Tuesday evening, its fighters launched an anti-tank missile into the skies and struck a Russian chopper, reportedly bringing it down south of Khattab town.

Jaish Al-Izza notably stressed it used a TOW missile launcher; this sophisticated weapon is manufactured in the US and has been supplied generously to FSA factions across Syria.

Despite reaching out to its sources, Al-Masdar News was not immediately able to verify whether the Russian chopper was shot down or not. Meanwhile, the Kremlin is yet to respond to the alleged incident.

Despite maintaining close ties to the US military, Jaish Al-Izza’s fights alongside Al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch (Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham) on the northern Hama battlefield against the Syrian Arab Army.

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passerby
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first lieutenant general killed with intel provided by americans,
now chopper shot down with american supplied weapons…

Pater
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Not sure about the chopper, it is nearly impossible to hit a fast moving and maneuvering target with TOW + no evidence provided suggests that this is yet another propaganda BS by CIA/AL-Qaeda

Malkiel
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Yes, if they wrote Stinger, I would believe it. But the US does not give the Stingers jihadists because they are afraid of their own aircraft. 😉

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If true they would proudly display photos; as they say in this age of smart phones “if no pics it didn’t happen”.

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FUCK YEAH
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FUCK YEAH!#%

Nitai
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sue the NATO and US, UK, Israel, France on the international court for generating wars and instigating rebels to commit war crimes

Mkane
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It’s getting more and more intense. We are at the edge of a major war.

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So, why does your headline report some “claims” as a fact?

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Improbable. TOW is not cutting edge but 1980s tech. No good vs helis.

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TOW-2A and TOW-2B if these were used then they can hit targets at a distance of over 3750 meters away. Though it will take its time getting there Flying at an average of 180 meters a second, that adds up to twenty-one seconds to hit a target at maximum range, giving an alert tank / chopper crew a chance to take evasive action…if they notice it coming. Americans are getting more & more into unwanted issues. They are forgetting that Regime change isnt going to happen in Syria. FSA factions aren’t and do not have mass acceptability. They do not… Read more »
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Did not happen.

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and why u assholes suppressing my comments

Malkiel
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That’s probably a hoax. TOW is a typical anti-tank weapon designed for static or slow-moving targets. It is unlikely to shoot down a fast-flying helicopter. The operator would have to be a genius. 🙂

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