WOW, this is going to raise the stakes more than a little bit.
Can’t wait to see the final analysis on this. Radar and GPS don’t lie, and there will be recorded conversations between the pilots and Turkish forces. I do find it curious that the plane came down in Syria and not Turkey, though. We will no doubt see Russia spin another fact-based incident. How hard they protest and how much-unadulterated evidence they offer will be telling.
According to The Mirror:
The Turkish military has blasted a Russian jet out of the sky after it violated its airspace, according to unconfirmed reports.
Social media users said there was a large explosion in Huraytan, northern Syria. The Russian Embassy in London was not available for comment.
Last week Turkey said its jets had intercepted a Russian fighter in its airspace and the prime minister threatened to shoot down any plane that strayed in future.
Two Turkish F-16s forced the plane back into Syrian airspace on Saturday and Ahmet Davutoglu called in the Russian ambassador to protest.
He said on TV: “The Turkish armed forces have their orders. The necessary will be done even if a bird violates Turkey’s border. Rules of engagement are clear.”
Russia said the plane had entered Turkey “by mistake” and assured Ankara it would not happen again. Putin’s forces are currently supporting the Syrian regime by targeting President Bashir al-Assad’s opponents, including ISIS.
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