Syrian fighter jet crashes, state TV says

BEIRUT Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:35am EDT

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Syrian fighter jet crashed in eastern Syria on Monday, state television said, hours after rebels said they had brought down a jet in the same area.

The official news channel Syria TV said the plane crashed due to technical problems during a "regular training mission". The state news agency SANA said the pilot had ejected from the plane and that a search party was underway.

(Reporting by Erika Solomon)

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