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U.S. backs Turkey's explanation of Russian air incursion
November 30, 2015 / 3:08 PM / 2 years ago

U.S. backs Turkey's explanation of Russian air incursion

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence on Russia’s warplane movements on Nov. 24 support Turkey’s explanation that Russian jets violated Turkish airspace, the U.S. envoy to NATO said on Monday.

A war plane crashing in flames in a mountainous area in northern Syria after it was shot down by Turkish fighter jets near the Turkish-Syrian border, is seen in this still image taken from video November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Reuters TV/Haberturk TV

“The U.S. data that I have seen corroborates Turkey’s version of events,” U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute told reporters.

Reporting by Robin Emmott; Editing by Alastair Macdonald

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