News Brief 9/16/2013, Tishrei 12, 5774
Turkish Planes Shoot Down Syrian Helicopter
Turkish warplanes shot down a Syrian helicopter on Monday, AFP reports. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc was quoted as confirming the incident.
The Syrian helicopter was detected two kilometers within Turkish airspace, Arinc said.
“It was continuously warned by our air defense but as the violation continued, it fell on Syrian soil, having been hit by missiles from our planes,” he said.