Syrian missiles ‘harass’ Turkish jets

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Turkish military says its fighter jets were

Turkish military says its fighter jets were "harassed" by Syrian regime forces

ANKARA - Six Turkish F-16 fighter jets were “harassed” by Syrian regime forces after coming under radar lock for thirty seconds, according to the Turkish Armed Forces.

The Turkish military said in a statement Saturday that the incident happened as the F-16 was on patrol along the Syrian border.

Meanwhile, the Turkish army scrambled fighter jets three times when Syrian helicopters approached Turkey’s airspace. Syrian helicopters changed their route and returned inside Syria.

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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