BREAKING: Russian airplane crashes in Syria, dozens killed

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Russian transport aircraft An-26 has crashed in Syria, reports the Ministry of Defense.

At 15:00 Moscow time today, the plane crashed a mere 500 meters from the airbase in Khmeimim. All 26 passengers and 6 crew members have been killed.

A special commission of the Defense Ministry will be set up to investigate the disaster. 

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“The cause of the plane crash, according to preliminary information, could be a technical malfunction,” the defense department commented. This story is being updated. 

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