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    Russian Plane Crash in Syria Kills 32

    Russia’s Defense Ministry says a military cargo plane crashed today as it landed at Hmeimim Air Base, the chief military outpost for Russian forces in Syria, leaving 26 passengers and 6 crew members dead. While investigators are examining the circumstances of the crash, officials say there’s no evidence the plane was fired upon, saying a technical glitch was likely to blame. The Antonov An-26 crashed about 500 meters short of the runway, the Defense Ministry added.

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