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Turkey downs 2 Syrian regime jets in Idlib

Turkish Defense Ministry says jets are downed after attacking Turkish jets

Sena Guler   | 01.03.2020
Turkey downs 2 Syrian regime jets in Idlib

ANKARA

Turkey downed two regime fighter jets in Idlib, northwestern Syria, after assault on Turkish jets, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

“[…] Two SU-24 regime jets were downed after attacking our jets,” the ministry said in a written statement.

It added that an air-defense system, which downed a Turkish armed drone, and two other air-defense systems were also destroyed.

Turkey announced Sunday that it launched Operation Spring Shield in Idlib, following a deadly regime attack on Turkish troops late Thursday.

The regime airstrike martyred 34 Turkish soldiers, while injuring dozens of others.

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