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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.

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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