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    Joseph Kechichian speaks on Syria's shooting down of Turkish warplane

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    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.

    Joseph Kechichian, a Middle East analyst, says the incident shows that Syrian air force is up and running.