Saturday, June 23, 2012

Syria shoots down Turkish war plane over Mediterranean

The Syrian military said tonight that it shot down a Turkish military aircraft 'over Syrian territorial waters'.

The F4 Phantom jet disappeared over the Mediterranean yesterday - potentially provoking a fresh crisis between the Middle Eastern neighbours.

'Our air defences confronted a target that penetrated our air space over our territorial waters pre-afternoon on Friday and shot it down. It turned out to be a Turkish military plane,' a statement by the military circulated on state media said.


The plane was brought down over the eastern part of the sea, southwest of the Turkish province of Hatay, which borders Syria.


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