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        8/13/2012, Av 25, 5772

      Syria: Plane Crash Due to Technical Problem


      Syria on Monday denied that a figher jet that exploded earlier in the afternoon had been taken down by rebel groups, as they claimed. The Mig-23 fighter jet exploded and crashed because of a technical problem, Syrian TV said Monday afternoon. The report said that army troops were looking for victims.

      Earlier, rebel groups presented a video of a Syrian army plane that they claim to have caused to crash. It was not clear if it was the same plane.