Syria regime helicopter crashes, crew captured

People gather around a helicopter reportedly belonging to the Syrian regime forces that crashed on March 22, 2015 in Jabal al-Zawiya in the northwest province of Idlib. (Reuters)

Islamist rebels in Syria captured four crew members Sunday when a regime helicopter crashed in the northwest province of Idlib, a monitor said, while a fifth serviceman was killed.

“A regime helicopter was forced to land in the region of Jabal al-Zawiya in the northwest, which is a bastion of (Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate) Al-Nusra Front,” Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP.

“Four of the crew were captured and a fifth man was killed by armed men in a neighboring village,” he said.
 
 
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