The Ahrar al-Sham militant group claimed on March 27 that it had downed a helicopter near the village Salma in the Al-Akrad Mountain in the northern part of the Syrian province of Latakia.
— حركة أحرار الشام (@AhrarAl_Sham) March 27, 2017
Militants used heavy machine guns to down the helictoper.
There is no confirmed information which type helicopter was downed. No videos or photos from the crash site were provided yet.
According to media activists, the Russian Aerospace Forces started deliviring of airstrikes at the crash site following the incident.
UPD: The Russian Defense Ministry officially denied rumors that militants had downed a Russian helicopter in the area.