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Rebels down second helicopter in a week near Aleppo.

Saturday, Mar 02, 2013 - 00:53

Mar. 2 - Free Syrian Army fighters shoot down the second helicopter in a week near Menagh airbase near Aleppo. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Amateur video appears to show a helicopter shot down by Free Syrian Army fighters near Aleppo. The video, which could not be independently verified by Reuters, came as the helicopter was attempting to land. It is the second time in four days that rebels have shot down a helicopter. Video obtained by Reuters shows the aftermath of the crash. The war in Syria began as a popular uprising in March 2011. It has since descended into a civil war that has claimed at least 70,000 lives -- with no end game in sight.

Rebels down second helicopter in a week near Aleppo.

Saturday, Mar 02, 2013 - 00:53

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