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Russian military IL-20 jet with 14 servicemen aboard vanishes from radar off near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 18 Sep 2018, 10:21:07 AM
Russian military IL-20 jet vanishes from radar off near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria  (Representational Image)

New Delhi:

A Russian IL-20 jet with 14 servicemen aboard disappeared from the radar off Syria, Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on early Tuesday.

The Russian jet vanished off the radar while on its way back to the Khmeimim Air Base in Syria, the statement added.

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The Russian IL-20 aircraft vanished during an attack by four Israeli Air Force around Syria’s Latakia province. A search and rescue operation has been organised.

Syria is yet to comment on its involvement in the incident.

Information on the 14 Russian servicemen aboard is awaited, it added. 

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First Published : 18 Sep 2018, 07:51:00 AM

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