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Published September 16, 2013, 12:03 PM

Turkey says it shot down Syrian helicopter

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey's deputy prime minister says a Turkish jet has shot down a Syrian military helicopter after it entered Turkish airspace.

By: Desmond Butler, Associated Press

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey's deputy prime minister says a Turkish jet has shot down a Syrian military helicopter after it entered Turkish airspace.

Bulent Arinc told reporters in Ankara that the pilots of the helicopter were warned repeatedly on Monday after they had strayed 2 kilometers (more than 1 mile) into Turkish airspace.


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