Russian defense ministry says its fighter jet downed in Syria

November 24, 2015 11:06

MOSCOW - Russia's defense ministry said on Tuesday one of its fighter jets was downed in Syria, apparently after coming under fire from the ground, Interfax news agency reported.

The Turkish military said it shot down a plane after it was repeatedly warned about violating Turkish airspace.But the Russian defense ministry said the Su-24 plane had not violated Turkish airspace. The ministry said the pilots of the jet had ejected and parachuted to the ground.

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