Turkey shoots down Russian jet near Syrian border

Ankara, Nov 24 (IANS) Turkish warplanes on Tuesday shot down a Russian SU-24 fighter jet

near the Syrian border after it violated Turkish airspace, presidential sources said.

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The jet crashed into tents in Latakia’s Yamadi village near the Syrian border, state-run Hurriyet Daily News reported.

Two pilots were seen landing with parachutes, witnesses said.

One of the pilots have been captured by Turkish forces in the region, and the search for the second pilot continues, CNN Turk said.

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