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Su-24M crash: Militia shooting at Russian pilots parachuting after plane was downed over Syria


Turkey has shot down a Russian war plane near the Syrian border, in an incident described by Russian president Vladimir Putin as a "stab in the back by the terrorists' accomplices".

As the two Russian pilots descended by parachute after the Su-24 jet was downed, both were reportedly shot dead by Turkmen forces, Reuters reports citing a deputy commander of a Turkmen brigade in Syria.

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