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Latest News Wires Turkish jets shoot down Syrian warplane

Turkey, once an ally of Syria, shot down a Syrian warplane Sunday after it violated Turkey's airspace. Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan thanked the Turkish military for protecting the border.

By Desmond ButlerAssociated Press / March 23, 2014

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Turkish fighter jets shot down a Syrian warplane after it violated Turkey's airspace Sunday, Turkey's prime minister said, in a move likely to ramp up tensions between the two countries already deeply at odds over Syria's civil war.