Turkey warplanes shoot down unidentified aircraft near Syria

Turkish jets have shot down an unidentified unmanned aerial vehicle near the Syrian border, the Turkish military said in a written statement on Oct. 16, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.

“Today, an aerial vehicle of unknown nationality was detected inside our airspace on the Syrian border, and when it continued its movement despite being warned three times, our aircraft on patrol mission on the border fired and shot down the vehicle within the rules of engagement,” the statement posted on the Turkish General Staff’s official website read.

“The Turkish Armed Forces is executing its tasks with determination within the rules of engagement,” the military added in the statement.

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