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Turkey Shoots Down Syrian Plane

 
Turkey Shoots Down Syrian Plane
Posted Sunday, March 23rd 2014 @ 2pm  by KFBK News

The Turkish government says it shot down a Syrian plane earlier today. 

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan says the aircraft violated Turkish airspace. 

Syria says the plane was pursuing rebel fighters inside Turkey.

They also said Turkish warplanes chased the jet before firing on it. Syrian officials said the pilot ejected before the plane crashed. 

Syrian rebels have been in an especially-heated battle with Turkish forces since Friday for control of a border crossing.

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