Watch: Direct hit of a Surface to Air Missile on a Syrian helicopter
The following video clearly shows a Syrian Mil Mi-17 Hip helicopter hit by a surface-to-air missile near Aleppo on Nov. 27, 2012.
Two separate videos uploaded to the internet this week show what is said to be a Russian-made Syrian military helicopter being hit by a surface-to-air missile.
According to the uploaders, the incident occurred in western Aleppo, in the north of the country.
Initially, the helicopter appeared to have somehow survived the direct hit. However, the second clip reveals that the aircraft eventually crash-landed following the attack.
Rebels, who control vast swathes of northern Syria, have made significant gains in past days, including the shooting down of regime aircraft with surface-to-air missiles for the first time.