Breaking: ISIS/Turkey Advanced Missile Downs Russian Bomber Over Syria

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A Raytheon system known to be available to ISIS through Ukrainian/Turkish sources, capable of shooting down an SU 24

[ Editor’s note:  Yesterday, Turkey complained to Russia that an SU 34 violated its air space.  Today a Russian jet well inside Syria is downed by a missile that shouldn’t exist.  Is this a coincidence?Gordon ]

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Russian Su-24 Jet Downed Over Syria

Sputnik, Moscow: The Russian jet crashed in Syria earlier on Tuesday with two people aboard. The plane was most likely downed by a ground missile, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

According to initial ministry information, both pilots were able to eject from the airplane. Their current condition and whereabouts have not been released.

Turkey summons Russian envoy, claims Su-34 fighter jet violated air space

Turkey has summoned the Russian envoy, claiming a Russian fighter jet has violated its airspace, Dogan news agency reports. According to Ankara, the incident involving a Russian Su-34 took place Friday. Several warnings in Russian and in English were allegedly sent to the jet.

We are making a clear call to the Russian Federation not to violate Turkish airspace, which is also NATO airspace,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement Saturday.

We are emphasizing once again that the unwanted consequences of such irresponsible behavior will belong fully to the Russian Federation,” it added.


The ministry also said it views the alleged violation as a clear sign that Russia is seeking to escalate the already existing tensions. The Russian embassy in Ankara confirms the envoy has been summoned.

We confirm that the ambassador, Andrey Karlov, has had a meeting in the Turkish Foreign Ministry,” Igor Mityakov, the press secretary of the Russian embassy in Ankara, told RIA Novosti following Turkey’s statement. He did not confirm the incident itself and provided no further comment.

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu © Marko Djurica

In November, Turkey downed a Russian bomber, a Su-24, after it briefly violated the country’s airspace. The plane went down in Syria with Moscow saying that it only spent 17 seconds over Turkish territory.

The incident provoked a deep political crisis between Ankara and Moscow. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has so far refused to apologize for the incident and blamed the downing of the Russian bomber on the pilots. One of the two pilots was killed in the incident.

Following the downing, Moscow introduced multiple sanctions against Ankara, banning agricultural trade with Turkey, reintroducing a visa regime and suspending most bilateral economic projects, including the Turkish Stream gas pipeline construction project.

Moscow has been carrying out an anti-terrorist operation in neighboring Syria since September 2015. Russia’s Su-27 and Su-30 fighter jets, Su-34 and Su-24 tactical bombers and Su-25 attack aircrafts are taking part in airstrikes on Islamic State (IS, former ISIS, ISIL) and other Syrian terrorist groups.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Not to worry. Bogus shoot down stories are quickly revealed as missing pilots cannot be hidden. But sometimes details of course are withheld if pilot rescue is in progress. So we will just see how this shakes out like all the other past stories and we will have an update.

    The images for the article were not loading last night and we found Sputnik was down. But it will be a busy day. The Saudi-Syrian opposition group will probably exit Geneva as their demands that Assad basically surrender before the talks start, I suspect the answer will be no. They want an immediate ceasefire and all their POWs released and of course they are guaranteeing nothing in return…what a deal!!! 🙂

  2. The Washington Post and RT ran stories on this, neither had mentioned a downed plane, at least at this point.

  3. So far, I have not found any corroborating reports which support this story. In any case, the story, if it turns out to be true, will likely be exploited by Kerry in Geneva. I can’t imagine what the Russia response will be, but I am pretty sure Israel is already celebrating just based on the rumors.

  4. Turkis want a War, and Nato Bombama Satanyahoo Horrande Too.
    War is a grat busisness for the Sionit they controll the political Nato

  5. Looks like the turks are going for a all out confrontaion, wonder if nato is behind this, you know that feminist, the head of nazioto, notsobreedlove!

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