Monday, June 25, 2012

Syrian military shoots down Turkish combat jets




The Syrian military confirmed that it had shot down a Turkish fighter jet that violated and flew over its maritime territory.


According to the Syrian military statement released on Friday (22/6), the Turkish F-4 Phantom-type fighter crashed in the western waters of Syria, 10 kilometers from the coast near the village of Om al-Tuyour in Lattakia province. As reported by the Syrian news agency SANA
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Turkey previously stated that a fighter plane was missing from radar monitoring and radio contact with the jet was cut off after taking off from Erhac Airport in Malatya province, which borders Syria
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The Turkish military did not provide details about the jet mission that was shot down, but Turkish media said that the flight was in the context of a reconnaissance operation.

The Turkish media also claimed that the two pilots had been rescued, but a number of other media claimed that the two were still missing.


IRIB / The Truth Seeker Media


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