Turkey shoots down Russian military aircraft after border breach

November 24, 2015 9:22 AM

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Turkey shoots down Russian military aircraft after border breach

BEIRUT — Turkish military aircraft shot down a Russian jet Tuesday after Turkey says it violated its airspace near the border with Syria.

Russian officials confirmed that a Russian warplane had been shot down but claimed it had been flying over Syria and had not violated Turkish airspace.

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