Breaking news out the Middle East this morning where we’re seeing reports that Turkey has shot down a Russian Su-24 attack aircraft near the Syria-Turkey border:
More complicated now. Russian SU-24 bomber shot down by Turkey. pic.twitter.com/U96OOeO8Kl
— RICHARD KEMP (@COLRICHARDKEMP) November 24, 2015
According to the Turkish military, the jet allegedly violated Turkey’s airspace and was repeatedly warned before Turkey’s F-16s fired on the Russian jet.
— M Barak Cherguia (@CherguiaMbark) November 24, 2015
— TRT World (@trtworld) November 24, 2015
Just in: Turkish military says it warned Russian jet 10 times in 5 mins, 2 Turkish F-16s responded "within engagement rules"
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) November 24, 2015
The Russian Su-24 plane reportedly violated Turkish air space despite being warned 10 times in space of five minutes https://t.co/PszT5JiNBg
— VICE News (@vicenews) November 24, 2015
Turkish media is reporting that the pilots ejected but have been captured by Syrian Turkmen rebels who are fighting against Assad. One of the pilots might have been killed, but details are still coming in:
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) November 24, 2015
#SYRIA Russian aircraft Su-24 crashed in Syria. According to the preliminary data, the pilots managed to eject from the warplane
— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) November 24, 2015
Russian pilots ‘captured alive’ | Russia must make clear that if pilots are tortured there will be hell to pay https://t.co/SKDaJMH7VH
— Michael Yon (@Michael_Yon) November 24, 2015
— Disclose.tv (@DiscloseTV) November 24, 2015
— Jonas Buttermann (@GreenFreedom1) November 24, 2015
Last week, the Turkish president had condemned attacks on Turkmen villages in the area https://t.co/YSXuPkNK9k summoned the Russian envoy
— reported.ly (@reportedly) November 24, 2015
— Mathieu von Rohr (@mathieuvonrohr) November 24, 2015
DEVELOPING: Russian Su-24 warplane shot down near Syria-Turkey border; Turkey says jet violated its airspacehttps://t.co/DCx6AEFHHn
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) November 24, 2015
— RT (@RT_com) November 24, 2015
So far, Russia is calling for “patience” as we await more details:
— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) November 24, 2015
Editor’s note: Additional tweets were added to this post.
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