Turkey scrambles jets along Syrian border for third day

July 03, 2012, Tuesday/ 14:41:00/ REUTERS

Turkey's armed forces command said on Tuesday it had scrambled  F-16 fighter jets for a third consecutive day on Monday after Syrian transport helicopters were spotted flying near to the Turkey-Syrian border, but there was no violation of Turkish airspace.

It said in a statement a total of six jets, four from a base in Incirlik in the south and two from Batman in eastern Turkey were scrambled in response to Syrian helicopters flying south of the Turkish province of Hatay, within 1.7-4.5 nautical miles of the Turkish border.


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