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Syria Fires At Another Turkey Jet

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Syrian forces, which downed a Turkish military jet last week, have fired at another jet looking for the wreckage of the first plane, Al-Arabiya reported on Monday.

The attack ceased after a warning from the Turkish side, and the second plane was not brought down, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc was cited as saying by The Telegraph.

Syrian authorities have not commented on the story as of late Monday.

An F-4 fighter jet of the Turkish Air Force was shot down by Syrian air defense last Friday, falling into the Mediterranean. Fate of both pilots remains unknown.

Syrian authorities said the jet had invaded the country’s airspace while Turkish officials claimed it was attacked over international waters.

The attack sparked fears that Turkey could launch a retaliatory military operation in Syria, where at least 12,000 were killed in a civil war since March 2011, according to UN estimates.

NATO will hold a meeting on Tuesday at Turkey’s request to discuss the incident.

Ria Novosti

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One thought on “Syria Fires At Another Turkey Jet

  • June 26, 2012 at 10:32 pm
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    Can someone tell the public how many breaches of Syria’s air space were made in the weeks before the F4 was shot down?

    Are we to assume the Syrians are that stupid? That’s not impossible I suppose, but I find it hard to believe. The idea that it’s another scam like the lying to kill that went on before the invasion of Iraq (including lying by intentional omissions and half-truths) seems an alternative explanation easier to believe, but neither have sufficient evidence in the public domain for us to decide.

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