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Syria: shot down for mistake for a Russian Il-20 aircraft

Friendly fire during the Franco-Israeli bombing

During yesterday's Israeli-French missile strike against Syria's government positions, a Russian Ilyushin Il-20 aircraft (Ilyushin Il-18 military version) was shot down by the S-200 anti-aircraft system in use at Syrian armed forces. The electronic reconnaissance and maritime patrol aircraft had risen from the Hmeimin base in the direction of Latakia, flying over the area from where 4 Israeli...

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