Turkey shoots down Syria military jet


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Turkey shot down a Syrian military jet Sunday, March 23, after it strayed into the Turkish airspace, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. He added that Syria’s action – despite warnings – deserved a “heavy response.” Syria countered, accusing Turkey of “blatant aggression.” Both countries, which were once allies, share a border that stretches 800 kilometers. Syria claimed the plane was over northern Syria when it was shot down. The pilot ejected and was rescued.

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