Al Qaeda says downs Syrian cargo plane, army say fog causes crash

January 18, 2015 9:34 AM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian wing of al Qaeda, the Nusra Front, said on Twitter on Sunday it had shot down an army cargo plane carrying food and ammunition overnight in the northwest of the country, but Syrian state television blamed the loss on bad weather.

Reuters could not verify either account due to security and reporting restrictions in Syria.

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