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24/11/2015 Turkey shots down a Russian fighter jet

Both Russia and Turkey say the Russian Su-24, an all-weather attack aircraft, was shot down by Turkish F-16s in the Turkey-Syria border area. President Putin said the plane, was flying at an altitude of 6,000m when it was hit by an air-to-air missile. The plane crashed in the mountainous Jabal Turkmen area of the Syrian province of Latakia, which is contested by the Syrian government and rebel forces.


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