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Syrian rebels mark new success when striking aircrafts with missiles

In less than 24 hours, rebels used surface-to-air missiles to strike down two aircraft in northern Syria, marking a turning point in their war with forces of President Bashar al-Assad. Since the end of July, the Syrian regime has used … Continue reading

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Rebels claim downing of Syrian jet

Fighting spread through Syria on Saturday as rebels claimed to down a government jet and state media reported the killings of “terrorists.” Activists said rebels shot down the plane in Aleppo province. A video distributed by activists shows men shouting … Continue reading

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Syria rebels down fighter jet near Aleppo: watchdog

Syrian rebels shot down a fighter jet in the northern province of Aleppo on Saturday, a monitoring group and a military defector said. “The rebels shot down the fighter jet in the west of Aleppo province, where fierce battles are … Continue reading

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Documents Show Russia Ordered Syria to Shoot Down Turkish Jet

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad (L) meets with new Defence Minister, General Daoud Rajha, in Damascus Saudi-owned news agency and their first leak alleges to show Russia was the one who ordered Syria take down the Turkish fighter jet in June, … Continue reading

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DSP leader: Russia downed jet with new-generation missile

By: Aydin Albayrak ANKARA, Turkey -Masum Türker, chairman of the Democratic Left Party (DSP), has claimed that it was a Russian warship, and not Syria, that shot down a Turkish aircraft over the Mediterranean on June 22. According to Türker, … Continue reading

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Turkish army chief on jet incident: No war but you’ll see what we’ll do

Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Özel has said Turkey will do whatever great states do in response to Syria’s downing of a Turkish military jet last month, saying everyone will see Turkey’s response, but that it will not … Continue reading

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Turkish army reveals details on killed pilots

The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has released new information into Syria’s downing of a Turkish jet but precise details of the incident will only be revealed after the conclusion of an inspection of the jet’s main body, according to a … Continue reading

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Syria crisis shows limits of rising Turkish power

By: Alistair Lyon ANKARA, Turkey – Ask the Syrians, who shot down a Turkish reconnaissance jet on June 22 and got away with it. Turkish leaders shrilled up their rhetoric. They sent anti-aircraft missiles to the border and repeatedly scrambled … Continue reading

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Bodies of Turkish pilots recovered from seabed

By: Selcan Hacaoglu ANKARA, Turkey — The bodies of two Turkish pilots were recovered from the seabed on Thursday after U.S. ocean explorer Robert Ballard, best known for discovering the wreck of the Titanic, helped locate them nearly two weeks … Continue reading

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Syrian, Turkey rhetoric blunt over plane incident

Syria and Turkey leveled sharp criticism at one another Wednesday, a spurt of angry rhetoric in the aftermath of Syria’s shootdown of a Turkish jet last month. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, speaking in an interview published in the Turkish newspaper … Continue reading

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