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Turkish prime minister says
jets shoot down Syrian warplane

Associated Press, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 3/23/2014 11:36:13 AM

Istanbul - Turkish fighter jets shot down a Syrian warplane after it violated Turkey´s airspace Sunday, Turkey´s prime minister said, in a move likely to ramp up tensions between the two countries already deeply at odds over Syria´s civil war. A spokesman for Syria´s military confirmed the incident, saying the plane was downed in Syrian airspace while attacking rebels. The unnamed spokesman quoted on Syrian state TV called the act a "blatant aggression," and said the pilot safely ejected from the aircraft. Turkey, once an ally of Syria, has emerged over the past three years as one of the main backers of Syrian opposition fighters

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Good news, bad news. Good news: Syrian warplane shot down. Bad news: Turkey backs "rebel" anti-Assad fighters (Al-Qaeda). Result, one more piece taken off chess board in the on-going slaughter.

      


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