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Russian Surveillance Plane Accidentally Shot Down By Syrian Forces, Moscow Says

The Il-20 surveillance plane disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea near the Syrian city of Latakia. Russia's defense ministry says it happened amid airstrikes by Israeli warplanes.
A Russian IL-20M (Ilyushin 20M) aircraft lands at an unknown location. The plane is similar to one that was shot down Tuesday over northwestern Syria. Source: Alexander Kopitar

Updated at 9 a.m. ET

A Russian surveillance plane carrying 15 people was accidentally shot down over northwestern Syria by regime forces, Russia's Ministry of Defense says. However, officials in Moscow are blaming Israel for the incident, which killed all

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