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Two Days After Scare, Russia Bans Flights Over Syria
According to the news outlet, some Russian airlines had ignored a warning issue in February, and continued to pass over war-torn Syria. One of those planes was a chartered flight operated by NordWind Airlines, which reportedly had two land-to-air missiles fired at it as it passed over Syria on its way back from an Egyptian resort, The Guardian wrote Monday.
In later reports, officials have seemed to downplay the theory, citing the pilot was concerned about "signs of war activity." According to Reuters, "a Russian tourism official said there was no shooting whatsoever."
[via Airwise & USA Today]
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