Russian plane loses effects near Syria

Moscow _ agencies

The Russian Defense Ministry said a military plane carrying 14 people disappeared from radar screens near the Syrian coast.

A statement issued by the ministry said that "Communications with the IL-20 aircraft have been cut off from the Mediterranean Sea."

The BBC reported that the plane was flying about 35 kilometers from the Syrian coast and

She was on a return trip to Hammim base in Latakia.

Russian warplanes began operations in Syria in 2015 at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who continued to hold power despite

The war has been going on for seven years.

"The plane disappeared from radar screens during the attack on four Israeli F-16 warplanes on

Syrian installations in Latakia, at the same time the Russian radar monitored the firing of a rocket from a French frigate in the area  ".

The fate of the plane and the aircraft on board is still unknown, according to the Ministry of Defence

Russian.

A French military spokesman denied the involvement of the French army in any attack in the area.

Meanwhile, an Israeli military spokesman refused to comment on reports that Israeli planes targeted Syrian installations in

Latakia Monday said:  " We do not comment on foreign reports  ".

"This missile has not been fired by US troops and we have no more details about

This command currently  ".

However, Reuters quoted an unnamed US official as saying that Washington believed the plane had fallen through

The mistake of the Syrian air defense artillery.

The Syrian government has not yet commented on the incident, but the Syrian media reported an attack in the area before the plane disappeared.

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