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Turkey shoots down Syrian warplane

Turkish armed forces have shot down a Syrian military jet which had violated its airspace, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

The incident reportedly took place in the northern border region, near an area where Syrian rebels and government forces are fighting for control of a border crossing.

Hundreds of thousands have fled Syria for Turkey to escape the three-year uprising against President Assad.

James Reynolds reports.

  • 23 Mar 2014
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