Syrian missile system locks onto Turkish jets

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Syria's missile systems harassed Turkish fighter jets on April 4, the Turkish General Staff has claimed in a statement hurriyet daily news reported.

Turkey's General Staff said missile systems deployed in Syria locked onto Turkish F-16 fighter jets along the Turkey-Syria border.

The incident occurred while Turkish F-16 jets were performing a routine combat air patrol on the border, according to the statement published on the General Staff's website.

Tensions in the area have remained high since Turkish forces shot down a Syrian warplane for allegedly entering its airspace on March 23. The two countries share a border of more than 800 kilometers.

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