Russian state TV cited military officials as saying the aircraft had not been brought down by enemy fire.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, in a telegram offering his condolences, said when the crash happened, the service personnel on board were returning to base after completing an unspecified combat mission.
Russia, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, leases Hemeimeem military base in Syria, near the Mediterranean coast.
Russian Federation is also said to have lost nine military aircraft in Syria since it entered that country's civil war.
It has, though, come at a cost. The pilot reportedly ejected over an area controlled by militants.
The Chief Military Investigation Body of the Russian Investigation Committee started criminal proceedings regarding the crash in Syria.
The RIA Novosti news agency on Tuesday quoted Col. Gen. Nikolai Antoshkin, former deputy commander of the Russian Air Force, as calling the An-26 a "reliable machine" even though it has been out of production since 1986.
The families of the deceased, all of whom were Russian servicemen, will be provided with necessary assistance and support. Moscow denies they exist.
Media outlets, open-source researchers, and relatives and colleagues of Russian mercenary soldiers have said that many Russians - possibly dozens or hundreds - may have died in the clash in Syria's Deir al-Zor Province on February 7.
I can tell you that David Warner is very personal and can assure you that whatever was said, Warner has said worse. Starc had match figures of nine for 109 and was particularly effective against South Africa's tailenders.
Set for a return appearance at the Oscars is Common , who will duet with Andra Day on "Stand Up For Something" from "Marshall". Warren and Faye were all smiles as they came on stage, with Beatty saying: 'It's so nice seeing you again'.
Barnaby Joyce has revealed that he may not be the father of partner Vikki Campion's baby boy that she is expecting in April. The former deputy prime minister claims he was on a trip to Europe at around the time she conceived.
Nunberg also said he got the impression from his interview with Mueller's team that they had evidence implicating Trump. Nunberg added that he plans to defy a subpoena from Mueller to appear before a grand jury in Washington this Friday.
With recent strides forward tackling diversity and representation, The Oscars may decide to make a statement of intent this year. The E! channel will begin broadcasting from the Oscars red carpet at noon today while ABC will begin its coverage at 5:30 p.m.
To close out 2017, Nintendo launched a sequel to the original Xenoblade Chronicles RPG series, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 . It did not, however, indicate what may be causing the games to reset, leaving players to speculate.
The notice also advised USA citizens in Turkey should avoid large crowds, keep a low profile and otherwise be cautious. Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said that Turkey is the country most effectively fighting against Daesh.
Disney's " Christopher Robin " is a new live-action movie about Winnie the Pooh and his dearest human friend Christopher Robin . But after seeing Goodbye Christopher Robin recently, I'm not sure how I feel about the continued exploitation of Pooh.
The driver was taken into custody. "We are praying for the families are going through this tragedy", de Blasio said. EMT arrived on the scene to the tragic sight, and had to assist the mother as her little girl lay on the ground.
He has said that it is incumbent on anyone who is unhappy with the draft text to bring forward legally enforceable alternatives. A Sinn Féin delegation travelled to Brussels yesterday for talks with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier .
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik was arrested from here on Monday during a protest march against the killings. In major parts of the Srinagar city as well as major towns and villages of the Valley, restriction have been imposed.
Sources said the two top bank officials would be questioned with regard to giving loan facility to the Gitanjali Group. The ED has also traced some of the money being routed back to the banks for re-issuing letter of undertaking, or LoUs.
The FBI has launched an investigation into the mid-air drama, and possible charges have been referred to the prosecutor's office. Boise police are investigating the incident and told ABC affiliate KGO that the woman was held for a medical evaluation.
Sporadic clashes between rival political groups were reported in different parts of Tripura after the poll results were declared. Bharatiya Janata Party swept the assembly elections in Tripura for the first time in history.
Underneath the new bodywork lies Toyota's TNGA platform, which also underpins models like the Prius and the C-HR. It will slowly phase out the diesel models from its lineup over the course of this year.
According to The Canadian Press , Toronto police have recovered a seventh set of remains linked to the alleged serial killer. Michael Pollanen, the chief forensic pathologist for the province, to explain the scope of the investigation.
With England going 2-1 up in the series, Morgan was not prepared to complain about the process for ruling on disputed catches. The indications are that they were honest with themselves after the opening game and resolved to do better which they did.
The Steelers had been hopeful they would be able to reach an agreement with Bell before the March 6 franchise tag-deadline. Pittsburgh Steelers' RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to receive his second straight franchise tag from the team.
According to the camera tests done by DxOMark , the Samsung flagship received an industry best of 104 in photo tests. The Korean company has left no stone unturned to ensure that its new phones have the world's best smartphone camera .
The loss drops the Celtics to 44-20, three games behind the Toronto Raptors in the loss column for the best record in the East. Somehow both teams found enough time to foul each other and take ten more total free throws in the final seconds of the game.
Even though she wasn't up for any awards, there's no question that Tiffany Haddish was the unofficial victor of the Oscars . When they're like, "I'm sorry, you're not on the list". "I gotta pay for these dresses". "That was fantastic ", she gushed.