Turkey's military says Syria 'harassed' Turkish jets

Turkish F-16s patrolling Turkey-Syria border were put under radar lock, Turkish military says

Turkish F-16s patrolling Turkey-Syria border were put under radar lock, Turkish military says

ANKARA - Syria's missile systems 'harassed' Turkish fighter jets on Tuesday, the Turkish General Staff 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.

The Turkish jets were put under radar lock for two minutes and forty seconds by Syria while performing military training, the statement said.

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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