Late on July 8, the ISIS-affiliated Amaaq news agency released a report, claiming that ISIS fighters had shot down a Russian military helicopter east of Palmyra. The reports said that the crew onboard was also killed. Nonetheless, the ISIS media outlet has not provided any proofs (photo or video) yet.
The rumors have been already fueled by the main stream media reports (including Al Jazeera).
The Russian Defense Ministry refutes the report.
Russian Air Force KA-52 Alligator chopper operating off the coast in Syria’s Latakia province:
— H e b a (@HKX07) July 8, 2016