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    Syria military shoots down Turkish warplane

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

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    The Syrian military says it has shot down a Turkish fighter jet "over its territorial waters", risking a new crisis between Middle Eastern neighbours already at bitter odds over a 16-month-old revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    "Our air defences confronted a target that penetrated our air space over our territorial waters pre-afternoon on Friday and shot it down. It turned out to be a Turkish military plane," a statement by the military circulated on state media said.

    Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught reports from Istanbul.