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Publish Date: 19:22 - 03 March 2020
Tehran 03 March_Turkey has shot down a Syrian fighter jet over the embattled northwestern province of Idlib, where Ankara supports militant groups fight against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkey downs Syrian fighter jet as it intensifies Idlib attacksTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_The Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that Turkish F-16 jet had downed an L-39 type warplane belonging to the Syrian government.

Syria's SANA news agency confirmed that a Syrian government plane had been “targeted” in the Idlib region. Turkey shot down two more Syrian aircraft on Sunday.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the plane was brought down by a Turkish F-16 and crashed to the ground in a government-held area south of Idlib.

The UK-based monitoring group said that the fate of the crew was not immediately clear.

Separately, SANA said Syrian government forces had eliminated the Turkish-backed terrorist groups from the villages and towns of Joubas, Trinbeh, Dadikh, and Kafr Batikh in Saraqeb area, Idlib’s southeastern countryside.

On Monday, Syrian army soldiers and their allies entered the strategic city of Saraqeb after violent clashes with the extremists and severely hitting their positions and fortified lines.

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