The helicopter was attacked by manpads as it attempted to deliver aid in Hama. The crew successfully avoided the missiles.
“Due to the high altitude, early launch detection and the crew’s skill in maneuvering, the missile was dodged. Nobody on board of the helicopter was injured,” the statement read.
Sputnik reported that the ISIS terrorists reportedly received two MANPADS from Iraq on October 6 to ensure the air defense of the terrorists fighting government forces trying to take control of the M5 highway that connects Hama to Aleppo.