A Mil Mi-8 Hip gunship helicopter, being extensively used by the loyalist forces in Syria, has been shot down by the Free Syrian Army (reportedly using a ZU-2-23) on Aug. 27.
After the Mig-23BN shot down on Aug. 13, this is a new success of the increasingly accurate rebel’s anti-aircraft artillery fire.
Here’s another view of the wreckage falling into the ground.
H/T to @troublejeet for the heads-up
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