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Monday, September 16, 2013

Turkey Shoots Down Syrian Helicopter

Turkey says it shot down a Syrian helicopter that violated Turkish airspace. The Turkish statement said the Mi-17 helicopter was warned repeatedly but crossed the border and was shot down by two Turkish F-16s; it reportedly fell on the Syrian side of the border.

This is the latest incident between Turkey and Syria along the border; Turkey says it has revised its rules of engagement and will act against any border violations,.

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