Syrian missiles ‘harass’ Turkish fighter jets with radar lock

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Six Turkish F-16 fighter jets were “harassed” by Syrian regime forces after coming under radar lock for thirty seconds, according to the Turkish Armed Forces.

The Turkish military said in a statement on May 3 that the incident happened as the F-16s were on patrol along the Syrian border.

Meanwhile, the Turkish army scrambled fighter jets three times when Syrian helicopters approached Turkey’s airspace. Syrian helicopters changed their route and returned inside Syria.

Tensions in the area have remained high since Turkish forces shot down a Syrian warplane for entering its airspace on March 23. The two countries’ borders extend more than 800 km.

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