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A Turkish Air Force F16 jet fighter. (Reuters/Umit Bektas)

IBTimes: Turkey Shoots Down Syrian Jet For Violating Air Space: Report

ISTANBUL -- Turkish forces shot down a Syrian aircraft after it violated Turkish airspace, the locally based news channel NTV reported Saturday. Turkey’s government subsequently said in a statement that one of Syria’s aircraft was shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter jets, which fired two missiles.

The aircraft was shot down in the Hatay region on the eastern Turkish-Syrian border. Some eyewitnesses said it was not a plane but a helicopter and that it split into three pieces after being hit, sources told International Business Times.

Meanwhile, Syrian state television said the aircraft shot down by the Turkish fighter jets was a drone, Reuters reported.

More News On Reports That A Turkish F-16 Has Shot Down A Syrian Fighter Jet After It Entered Turkish Airspace

Turkish jets shoot down Syrian aircraft - news reports -- Reuters
Turkish jet shoots down Syrian aircraft after it ‘violated air space’ - reports -- RT
Turkey fighter jet shoots down Syrian aircraft -- Times of Israel
Turkish jets shoot down Syrian aircraft, reports say -- Today's Zaman
Turkish F-16 shoots down Syrian regime aircraft -- Hurriyet Daily News

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