Turkey Shoots Down Drone

A Turkish jet shot down a Russian drone that entered Turkey airspace near the Syrian border on Friday.

A military statement said the aircraft was shot down after three warnings were given for it to leave. All Russian jets have since returned to their base and all Russian drones "are functioning normally," Russian ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told Russian news agencies Friday.

Turkey earlier this month complained about violation of its airspace by Russian warplanes. The intrusions also drew strong condemnation from its NATO allies.

Turkey has shot a Syrian jet, a helicopter and now this drone during the recent Syrian civil war.



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