Russia and Turkey Downplay Escalation after Plane Shot Down
By J. Dana Stuster
November 25, 2015
Russian and Syrian special forces have reportedly rescued a Russian pilot whose Su-24 warplane was shot down by Turkish F-16s along the Turkey-Syria border yesterday, according to Syrian state media. The plane’s second pilot was shot and killed as he descended by parachute, the Russian military told press. Previously, a Turkmen rebel commander had told reporters that his troops had shot and killed both pilots after they had ejected from the Su-24.
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