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Russian entry into Turkish airspace lasted 'seconds' - U.S. official
November 24, 2015 / 4:47 PM / 2 years ago

Russian entry into Turkish airspace lasted 'seconds' - U.S. official

A war plane crashing in flames in a mountainous area in northern Syria after it was shot down by Turkish fighter jets near the Turkish-Syrian border, is seen in this still image taken from video November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Reuters TV/Haberturk TV

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States believes Russia’s incursion into Turkish airspace on Tuesday likely lasted only a matter of seconds before Turkey shot down a Russian warplane, a U.S. official said, saying the assessment was based on preliminary indications.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the United States was still investigating the incident.

Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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