Turkish Air Force F-4 war plane (file picture)
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Syrian military says it downed Turkish fighter jet

23 June 2012 Last updated at 01:43 BST

The Syrian military has said it shot down a Turkish plane "flying in airspace over Syrian waters", according to state-run news agency Sana.

"[The jet] was dealt with in accordance with the laws that govern such situations," a military spokesman said.

Turkey had earlier said it believed that one of its F-4 fighter jets had been shot down by Syrian forces.

A search for the two crew members is under way. Julie Peacock reports.