On Monday evening, a Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) helicopter suddenly crashed near the Palestinian “Nayrab Refugee Camp” after coming under heavy gunfire from the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra” and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham during its take-off at this area in the Aleppo Governorate’s southeastern countryside.

According to a military source in Aleppo, the aircraft was carrying medical supplies, food, clothing, and other provisions for the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers that under the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) brutal siege at the Kuweries Military Airport in southeast Aleppo.

The military source added that the pilot and his crew were all also killed by the impact of the crash; this aerial disaster marks the second time in two months that a Syrian Air Force helicopter has crashed outside of Aleppo City.

Currently, the official reason for the aerial disaster is unknown; however, social media activists from Jabhat Al-Nusra assert that their fighters were responsible for the crash, while Syrian Air Force sources claim that the aircraft may have had technical failures before take-off.

Images have surfaced since the aircraft’s tragic fate; these pictures were posted by the predominately Palestinian/pro-government militia “Liwaa Al-Quds” (Jerusalem Brigades) after it crashed near their camp.

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The soldiers from Liwaa Al-Quds stated that the pilot did his best to maneuver the aircraft away from the civilian population in order to not sustain anymore casualties.

 

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