Cyprus News | Turkish Jet Downs Syrian Helicopter

Cyprus News | Turkish Jet Downs Syrian Helicopter

A Turkish jet is reported to have shot down a Syrian military helicopter after it strayed a mile into Turkish airspace, in the Güveççi area of Yayladağı in Hatay province, and ignored repeated warnings to leave. A missile was fired by the Turkish jet, hitting the helicopter which crashed inside Syria, 400 yards from the border. Both pilots ejected before impact, one pilot was captured by Syrian rebel fighters but the fate of the other was not clear.

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