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    Syrian Army Threatens Retaliation for Turkish Airstrikes

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    The Syrian army said on Thursday that it will shoot down any Turkish warplanes violating the Syrian airspace.

    ALEPPO (Sputnik) — The Syrian army said on Thursday that it will shoot down any Turkish warplanes violating the Syrian airspace in response to recent Turkish airstrikes on Kurdish villages in northern Syria that allegedly killed 150 civilians.

    "The Syrian army warns that it is ready to shoot down Turkish warplanes by any means available if they attempt to once again violate the Syrian airspace," the army general command said in a statement.

    According to the statement, the Turkish authorities are responsible for the deaths of some 150 civilians in Turkish airstrikes on the villages of Hassajek, Vardia and Hasia on Wednesday night.


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