Turkey downs drone as Syria launches Aleppo offensive




 
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Turkey downs drone as Syria launches Aleppo offensive
 
October 16th, 2015  
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Topic: Turkey downs drone as Syria launches Aleppo offensive


Turkey downs drone as Syria launches Aleppo offensive
By Mariam Karouny and Orhan Coskun BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey shot down a drone on Friday in an incident highlighting the dangers of the multiple air combat operations over Syria, where government troops and their allies launched an offensive against rebels near Aleppo, backed by Russian jets. The army offensive south of the city, backed by Hezbollah and Iranian fighters, further expands its 10-day-old counter-attack in western Syria against insurgents battling to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. The army campaign has been coordinated with Russian jets, which launched air strikes in support of Assad on Sept. 30, and Syria's own air force.




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