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

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
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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