February 6, 2018 / 1:31 PM / 6 months ago

Body of Russian airman killed in Syria returned home - agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The body of Russian air force pilot Roman Fillipov, who was killed after his aircraft was shot down over rebel-held territory in Syria, has been returned to Russia, Russian news agencies quoted the Russian defence ministry as saying.

A portrait of Russian air force pilot Roman Fillipov, who was recently killed after his aircraft was shot down over rebel-held territory in Syria, is on display during a memorial service in the city of Voronezh, Russia February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Kristina Brazhnikova

The pilot’s body was recovered with help from the Turkish authorities, a defence ministry statement was quoted as saying. There were no details about how the body was retrieved from rebel-held territory.

Reporting by Polina Ivanova and Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Andew Osborn and Robin Pomeroy

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