Turkish Air Force prevents violation of country’s airspace by Syrian helicopter
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 30/ Trend, A. Tagiyeva /
Fighter jets of Turkish Air Force prevented a Syrian military helicopter from violating the country's airspace, Sabah reported on Monday.
According to the publication, two Turkish Air Force fighter jets took off from an air base in Mardin province after a report that a military helicopter of Syrian Air Force was headed towards the Turkish border.
Earlier, on September 16, Turkish Air Force aircrafts shot down a Syrian helicopter which violated the country's airspace. The MI-17 type helicopter over the border was shot down by missiles from an aircraft which took off from a military base in Malatya.
Clashes between government forces and the armed opposition have been continuing in Syria for over two years. According to UN statistics, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria exceeds 110,000 people.