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Turkey's Lockheed Martin F-16 shot down Syrian Aircraft

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World Air Force News - Turkey
 
 
Turkey's Lockheed Martin F-16 shot down Syrian Aircraft.
 

Turkey shot down Syrian Airplane, after it violated Turkey’s airspace on Sunday, Turkey’s Prime Minister said. The tension between the two countries are rising.

     
Turkey shot down Syrian Airplane, after it violated Turkey’s airspace on Sunday, Turkey’s Prime Minister said. The tension between the two countries are rising.
Turkish Air Force F-16 (Photo credit : )
     

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.

A source confirmed that the pilot ejected safely. According to Turkish news reports, the jet went down in a buffer zone along the border near an area where fighting has spiked in recent days. Syrian government troops are trying to retake a border crossing point with Turkey near the town of Kassab that rebels captured on Friday.

That the second time Turkey shoots down a Syrian aircraft, last year a Syrian helicopter was shot down by the Turkish Air Force.