Syrian government helicopter downed in Idlib -Turkish state media

by Reuters
Friday, 14 February 2020 12:21 GMT

ISTANBUL, Feb 14 (Reuters) - A Syrian government helicopter was downed in a rural area west of Aleppo in Syria's Idlib region, where violence and displacement has spiked in recent weeks, Turkish state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Friday.

Turkey's military has sent additional arms and troops to Idlib, on its southern border, to confront a push by Syrian government forces to retake the country's last major rebel stronghold after nearly nine years of war. (Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Jonathan Spicer)

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