Turkey 'shoots down warplane on Syria border'

November 24, 2015, 8:48am


Turkey's Anadolu news agency published a video showing the aircraft crashing to the ground. Photo: Anadolu 

By BBC News

Turkish warplanes are reported to have shot down an unidentified military aircraft near the border with Syria.

A Turkish military official told the Reuters news agency that Turkish F-16s had fired on the jet after warning it that it was violating Turkish airspace.

Turkish media broadcast video footage of a plane crashing into mountains near the border with Hatay province.

Syrian and Russian military aircraft have been targeting jihadist militants and Western-backed rebels in the area.