Syria threatens to 'destroy' Turkish warplanes

Syria threatens to 'destroy' Turkish warplanesDeputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad warned on Thursday that Syria’s air force could destroy any Turkish warplanes used in a threatened assault on the war-torn country. “We warn that the Syrian Air Force is ready to destroy Turkish air targets in the skies of Syria,” Mekdad told reporters, according to Syria’s official SANA news agency. “We warn the Turkish leaders that if they start fighting in the region of Afrin, it will be seen as an aggression by the Turkish army against the sovereignty of Syria,” he added.



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