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Turkey says Syrian government warplane shot down


The Turkish Defence Ministry said on Tuesday that a warplane of the Syrian government forces had been shot down in the course of a Turkish-led military offensive launched in northwest Syria to push back the forces of President Bashar al-Assad. 

The ministry described the downed jet as an L-39 warplane.


The state-run news agency SANA reported that a Syrian government warplane was targeted by Turkish forces in Idlib on Tuesday.


Turkey launched a military offensive last week in northwest Syria to push back government forces looking to re-take the rebel stronghold.