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An Armenian cargo airplane carrying humanitarian aid to Syria was grounded at Erzurum airport in East Anatolia this morning by Turkish authorities, reported daily Hürriyet.

Ammunition experts from the Turkish Armed Forces and police have searched the airplane with trained police dogs. Health officers have also arrived at the Erzurum airport.

All the humanitarian aid packages will reportedly be checked in X-ray machines. The search is expected to last until noon.

No further explanation has been announced yet. To prevent press photos, the authorities surrounded the plane with trailer trucks.

Turkey grounded and searched another Armenian cargo airplane on Oct. 15.

November/08/2012

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