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Breaking: Turkey shoots down Russian jet in airspace

Turkish jets have shot down a Russian plane that they claim was violating Turkish airspace.

The aircraft was reportedly warned 10 times in five minutes to leave Turkish airspace, a Turkish military official has said.

The Russian plane was flying over the Syrian border when it was downed by F16 Fighting Falcon jets belonging to Turkey, the official added.

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Both pilots ejected before it was shot down.

Moscow insists the Su-24 jet did not violate Turkish airspace.

Vladimir Putin said that the action was a ‘stab in the back’ from Turkey.

Reports say that one of the pilots have been taken alive by Syrian rebels. (Sky news)

One pilot was shown in a  video immobile on the ground.

 

This image claims to show the dead pilot taken from a video posted by Turkmen rebels.

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