Breaking: ISIS claims to shoot down a Russian chopper in eastern Hama

Amaq agency; the media branch of the self-proclaimed Islamic state, has citied in a statement published online, that a Russian helicopter was downed by their air defenses.

According to Amaq, the helicopter was shot down near the government-held area of Al-Shikh helal in Northeast Hama province.

Few days ago, Amaq also posted a video of 2 alleged captured Russian soldiers, who were taken near Al-shoulla southern Deir Ezzor

The Russian Defense Ministry has commented on claims of a Russian military helicopter allegedly being downed by militants in Syria.