FSB (the Russian Federal Security Service) officials cut off the channel of drug smuggling from Tajikistan to the Kemerovo region (Siberia's South). Tajik drug dealers were to import a large batch of Afghan drugs. A KAMAZ truck with food products from Tajikistan was detained at the Kulundin customs post. During the cargo examination customs officers confiscated 21.7 kilograms of heroin. The customs examination confirmed the Afghan origin of the drugs. The Russian prosecutor's office has started proceedings according to article "Smuggling".
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea