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    All Russian Aircraft in Syria, Including Drones, Are Safely At Base

    All Russian Aircraft in Syria, Including Drones, Are Safely At Base

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    Earlier today, the Turkish General Staff said Turkey shot down an unidentified aircraft in its airspace near the border with Syria.

    All Russian aircraft operating in Syria, including drones, have safely returned to their base, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

    "All the aircraft of the Russian combat group in the Syrian Arab Republic returned to the Hmeymim base after completing their mission", Russian Defense Ministry spokesman General-Major Igor Konashenkov said during a briefing.

    Earlier today, the Turkish General Staff said Turkey shot down an unidentified drone in its airspace near the border with Syria. Turkish media have released several photos of the drone.

    Russia started precision airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria on September 30, following a request from Syria's internationally recognized government. The Russian airstrikes hit targets that are chosen based on intelligence collected by Russia, Syria, Iraq and Iran.

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