Turkish military jet shot down in Syrian airspace

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Turkish military jet shot down in Syrian airspace

Post by LightningBolt on Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:21 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18561219

I'm curious why a NATO fighter jet was in Syrian airspace...

"[The jet] was dealt with in accordance with the laws that govern such situations," a military spokesman said.

Turkey had earlier said it believed that one of its F-4 fighter jets had been shot down by Syrian forces.

A search for the two crew members is under way, involving Turkish and Syrian coast guard ships.

The F-4 Phantom disappeared over the Mediterranean, south-west of Turkey's Hatay province, near the Syrian coast.

The Turkish military said it lost radio contact with the F-4 while it was flying over Hatay, about 90 minutes after it took off from Erhac airbase in the province of Malatya, to the north-west.

A Syrian military spokesman told Sana that an "unidentified target" had broached Syrian airspace from a westerly direction at 11:40 local time (08:40 GMT) on Friday.

The target was flying at high speed and at low altitude, the spokesman said.

Anti-aircraft defences had hit the plane with artillery, bringing it down in the sea off the coast of Latakia province, 10km (six miles) from the village of Um al-Tuyour, he added."
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Re: Turkish military jet shot down in Syrian airspace

Post by Escape on Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:22 pm

They were involved with spying just like every other country spies on each other.
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Re: Turkish military jet shot down in Syrian airspace

Post by Popeye on Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:23 pm

A recent report stated that the Jet was in International Airspace not Syrian
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Post by Clownz on Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:26 pm

Popeye wrote:A recent report stated that the Jet was in International Airspace not Syrian


They must be a good shooter to hit a high speed jet with an artillery.
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Post by Stay Plural on Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:27 pm

Turkey army is a second in the world, so we can't talk about it Very Happy they can eat Syria if they want, but they are smart.
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Post by Clownz on Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:28 pm

Stay Plural wrote:Turkey army is a second in the world, so we can't talk about it Very Happy they can eat Syria if they want, but they are smart.

While the Turkish army is extremely strong, it isn't number two.

1. USA
2. Russia
3. China
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