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Russia confirms Turks have shot down one of its planes on Syrian border


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Russia confirms Turks have shot down one of its planes on Syrian border

Turkish media is reporting that an SU-24 fighter-bomber has been shot down near Latakia on the Turkish border after it entered Turkish airspace.

The reports cite “military sources”.

Al Jazeera’s Arabic-language service is claiming that the plane is Russian, and this has just been confirmed by the Russian Defence Ministry.

Initial reports spoke of a plane “crashing in flames” before this was corrected to say the plane had been downed by the Turkish military.

Turkey military releases audio of “warnings’ to downed Russian plane

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