REPORT: A Russian jet has been shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border

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A Sukhoi Su-24 jet fighter drops flares during a joint Kazakh-Russian military exercise at Otar millitary range, some 150 km (93 miles) west of Almaty October 3, 2008.

According to reports breaking on Tuesday morning, a military jet has been shot down on the Turkish-Syrian border. 

According to Reuters, the Turkish military is claiming that it shot down a jet after it violated the country's airspace and the pilot did not respond to warnings.

Sputnik News, a Russian state-owned media service, has confirmed that the jet belonged to the military. It is a Su-24 model, and the report says it was shot from the ground. The Russian defence ministry also reportedly says that the jet was in Syrian airspace.

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Russian military forces are working in support of President Bashar Al-Assad, and their presence has grown considerably since September, when airstrikes began.

Here, from Haaretz, is a video reportedly showing the jet crash:

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