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Syrian rebels gather around the alleged burning remains of a Syrian military helicopter after it was shot down over the village of Qaminas, near Idlib city in northwestern Syria on February 11. Image Credit: AFP

Ankara: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels have downed a helicopter believed to belong to the Syrian government in northwestern Syria’s Nairab town, Turkish state broadcaster TRT Haber reported on Tuesday, as clashes continued in the region.

TRT Haber did not provide any further details. The incident comes a day after Syrian government forces killed five Turkish soldiers in northwestern Syria, prompting retaliation from the Turkish troops in the region.