TV channel: Syrian insurgents shoot down helicopter of government troops
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 3 / Trend R. Hafizoglu /
The Free Syrian Army shot down a helicopter of the government troops, Al Jazeera TV channel said today.
According to the TV channel, the helicopter of the government forces was shot down in the vicinity of Damascus.
The Syrian government has not denied or confirmed this fact.
Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for a year and half.
According to UN, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria is nearing 20,000.
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.