Russian military IL-20 jet with 14 servicemen aboard vanishes from radar off near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 September 2018, 10:21 AM
Russian military IL-20 jet vanishes from radar off near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria  (Representational Image)
Russian military IL-20 jet vanishes from radar off near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria (Representational Image)

A Russian IL-20 jet with 14 servicemen aboard disappeared from the radar off Syria, Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on early Tuesday.

The Russian jet vanished off the radar while on its way back to the Khmeimim Air Base in Syria, the statement added.

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The Russian IL-20 aircraft vanished during an attack by four Israeli Air Force around Syria’s Latakia province. A search and rescue operation has been organised.

Syria is yet to comment on its involvement in the incident.

Information on the 14 Russian servicemen aboard is awaited, it added. 

First Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 07:42 AM

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