Syria ‘intimidates’ Turkish fighter jets

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Syrian rockets locked on to Turkish jets as they flew along border, says Turkish military.

Syrian rockets locked on to Turkish jets as they flew along border, says Turkish military.

ANKARA - Syria took "intimidating measures" against Turkish fighter jets as they patrolled the border with Syria, the Turkish armed forces have said.

Missile systems targeted the jets and maintained a "lock" on them for more than 15 minutes as they flew along borderlines, the armed forces said in a statement on Wednesday.

Turkish F-16s shot down a Syrian military aircraft on March 23 - a week before Turkey's local elections - after it repeatedly violated Turkish airspace.

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