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Turkish armed forces have shot down a Syrian plane that they believed was violating their airspace.
A video posted online appears to show the aftermath of the downed plane with plumes
of white smoke rising behind Mount Turkman in Lattakia.
The Turkish Prime Minister told supporters at a rally that the country's forces had taken
down the plane.
A Syrian plane violated our airspace. Our F-16s took off and hit this plane. Why? Because
if you violate my airspace, our slap will be hard.
Syria's condemned the move, calling it "blatant aggression" and said their jet was pursuing
rebel fighters on Syrian territory. The pilot survived, as he managed to eject before the