A brief statement released by the Amaq Agency read: “A Russian combat helicopter is downed over T4 Airbase east of Homs.”
Russia intervened in Syria last September to help president Bashar al-Assad help defeat the crazed organisation, also known as Daesh
One of the pictures – shared widely by warped Daesh supporters on social media – showed a truck mounted with an anti-aircraft gun.
The Russian Defence Ministry has yet to comment.
Amaq reported: “A Russian attack helicopter is destroyed by a guided missile near the Huwaysis area in the eastern countryside of Homs.”
Russian officials would only confirm that a flight “delivering humanitarian assistance” was “forced to make an emergency landing”.