Turkish, Syrian forces seek downed Turkish jet




 
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Turkish, Syrian forces seek downed Turkish jet
 
June 23rd, 2012  
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Turkish, Syrian forces seek downed Turkish jet
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Turkish and Syrian navies conducted a joint search on Saturday for Turkish airmen shot down by Syria over the Mediterranean, only a short distance from a Turkish province hosting thousands of rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad. Signals from both sides suggested neither wanted a military confrontation over Friday's shooting down of the jet near their borders. However, the joint operation will clearly sit uneasily with both forces, given the bitter hostility between the two former allies over Assad's 16-month-old crackdown on opponents. ...




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