Turkey shoots down drone near Syria, U.S. suspects Russian origin

October 16, 2015 11:42 AM

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ANKARA Turkish warplanes shot down an unidentified drone in Turkish air space near Syria on Friday and a U.S. official said Washington believed it was of Russian origin.

The Russian defense ministry said all of its planes in Syria had safely returned to base and that all its drones were operating "as planned".

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