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Russian military plane crashes in Syria killing 39

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A Russian military cargo plane has crashed at Khmeimim Air Base on the eastern coast of Syria, killing 33 passengers and 6 crew members, reports the AP. The Russian Ministry of Defense has said the crash was the result of a technical error and insists that it was not under fire.

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