Syrian radar 'locked on to Turkish jets'

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Three Turkish fighter jets were harassed by Syrian missile systems on Wednesday, the Turkish General Staff announced in a statement.

"Three F-16 fighter jets performing Combat Air Patrol on the Turkey-Syria border were harassed by Syrian air missile batteries, which locked on to our jets 11 times in five minutes and ten seconds," the statement, published on the General Staff's website said.

The Turkish Air Forces scrambled its fighters to intercept three Syrian military jets approaching the border adding that the jets turned back 3.3 to 4.1 kilometers from the border

Turkey on Sunday shot down a Syrian military jet, saying that it had violated Turkish airspace.

The two countries share more than 800 km of border.

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