Turkey's military says Syria 'harassed' Turkish jets
Saturday, March 29, 2014
ANKARA - Turkey's military have said that a Syrian missile system "harassed" Turkish fighter jets for more than 2 minutes on Friday.
The incident happened while Turkish F-16 jets were on a routine patrol of the Turkish-Syrian border, a statement on the Turkish general staff website said.
The harassment came six days after Turkish fighter jets shot down a Syrian warplane for violating Turkey's airspace. Tensions have since been escalated between the neighboring countries.
Turkey frequently announces harassment by Syrian radar system: Monday's though was the first report since Turkey shot down the Syrian plane. Meanwhile, Syria had shot down a Turkish jet in 2012, killing two Turkish pilots.
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