Downed Russian jet's pilot captured by Turkmen

Turkish reports say incident happened in border area between Turkey's southern Hatay province and an area in northwest Syria populated by the Turkic-speaking Turkmen minority

Downed Russian jet's pilot captured by Turkmen

World Bulletin / News Desk

SyriaTurkmen forces fighting the Russian-backed regime of President Bashar al-Assad captured one pilot of two pilots from the Su-24 downed by Turkish Armed Forces Tuesday. 

Turkish reports said the incident happened in the border area between Turkey's southern Hatay province and an area in northwest Syria populated by the Turkic-speaking Turkmen minority.

The incident came as Russian and Syrian jets are carrying out a heavy bombing campaign against targets in northern Syria.

The Turkish government has expressed anger at the bombing campaign, saying it is aimed at buttressing the Syria regime and has displaced thousands ofTurkmen Syrians.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Kasım 2015, 13:08
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