Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 8 / corr. Trend A.Tagiyeva /
Syrian insurgents have today shot down a helicopter belonging to the country's air force, Al Jazeera TV channel reported on Tuesday.
According to the channel, the helicopter was shot down near the city of Idlib. The Syrian government has not confirmed this information.
Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for more than a year and half.
According to UN human rights commissioner, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria exceeds 60,000. More than 230,000 have become refugees with around three million in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian authorities say they oppose the well-armed militants.
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