Syrian fighter jet crashes, state TV says

By REUTERS
August 13, 2012 16:00

 
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BEIRUT - A Syrian fighter jet crashed in eastern Syria on Monday, state television said, hours after rebels said they had brought down a jet in the same area.

The official news channel Syria TV said the plane crashed due to technical problems during a "regular training mission". The state news agency SANA said the pilot had ejected from the plane and that a search party was underway.

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