Russia blames Israel after military plane shot down off Syria

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Source: BBC News

Russia has said Syria shot down one of its military planes – but laid the blame for the deaths of the 15 personnel on board with Israel.

The defence ministry said Israeli jets put the Il-20 plane into the path of Syrian air defence systems on Monday after failing to give Moscow enough warning of a strike on Syrian targets.

The Il-20 disappeared off the radar at about 23:00 local time (20:00 GMT).

The Israel Defence Force (IDF) has expressed “sorrow” over the deaths.

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