Media reported the crash of a military helicopter in Syria

The helicopter of the Syrian air force crashed near the Syrian city of Qamishli, which lies on the border with Turkey, reports “RIA Novosti” with reference to the news Agency Sputnik, which, in turn, refers to a source at the airport. According to him, killing the helicopter pilot and his assistant.

The helicopter crash occurred due to technical problems, said the Agency interlocutor.

Qamishli is located near the border with Turkey is regarded as the unofficial capital of the Syrian Kurds. The Kurds opposed the government of Bashar al-Assad and fought with government troops and has been actively fighting the militants banned the “Islamic state” (ISIS).

To the South of al-Qamishli Kurds now leading the attack on the informal capital of ISIS city of raqqa, writes “RIA Novosti”.

In March, Syrian Kurds declared Federal region in the North of Syria.