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Syrian missiles ‘locked-on to Turkish jets’

Syria’s missile systems ‘harassed’ Turkish fighter jets on Monday, the Turkish General Staff has announced in a statement.

The missiles deployed in Syria locked on to Turkish F-16 fighter jets as they were carrying out a routine combat air patrol along the Turkey-Syria border, according to the statement published on the General Staff’s website.

Tensions in the area have remained high since Turkish forces shot down a Syrian warplane for entering its airspace on March 23.

The two countries’ borders extend more than 800km.

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Posted by on Apr 22 2014 Filed under Air Force, Globe Watch, Headlines, NATO News, Syrian Defence News, Turkish Defense News, Turkish Foreign Policy News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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