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Three people, including a U.S. journalist, have been captured by security forces crossing from Syria into Turkey by raft, the Turkish General Staff said on April 27.

They were captured in the southern province of Hatay’s Altınözü district after being detected on a river.

The General Staff said one of the captured people was a journalist from the U.S., while not revealing their identities.

The General Staff also released another statement saying Syrian air missile batteries put Turkish jets conducting border patrols under a radar lock.

“Six F-16 jets were performing air patrolling duty on the Turkish-Syrian border, in the southern province of Hatay, when SA-5 and SA-2 missile systems deployed in Syria harassed them by putting them under a radar lock for two minutes and 30 seconds,” the statement said.

April/27/2014

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