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Russia Denies IS Attack at Syrian Base

A Russian military official is denying claims by the Islamic State group it destroyed four helicopters and other Russian equipment at a Syrian base. Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said Tuesday that Russian Mi-24 attack helicopters deployed to Syria “are performing their planned mission to destroy terrorists.” Konashenkov rejected the claim that IS had damaged 20 trucks and helicopters at the T4 Diyas air base near the town of Palmyra, calling it...

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