Body of Russian pilot is dragged through the dirt after helicopter is shot down by Syrian rebels

Russian pilot 1A Russian military helicopter has been shot down by rebels in Syria killing all five people on board, it has been revealed.

The aircraft, carrying three crew and two officers, crashed down in the Idlib province in north western Syria on its way home to a Russian airbase.

Gruesome pictures have since emerged showing what is believed to be the body of a Russian pilot being dragged through the dirt and loaded on to a truck.

Syrians playing with the body of Russian pilot while chanting Allahu Akbar