Syrian missiles ‘harass’ Turkish jets

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Turkish Armed Forces claimed six of their F-16 fighter jets were

Turkish Armed Forces claimed six of their F-16 fighter jets were "harassed" when they were locked onto by Syrian regime radars for more than two minutes on Tuesday.

ANKARA - Turkish Armed Forces claimed six of their F-16 fighter jets were "harassed" when they were locked onto by Syrian regime radars for more than two minutes on Tuesday. 

The Turkish military said in a statement Tuesday that the incident happened as the jets were patrolling the Syrian border.

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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