Turkish jet downed by Russia, says FSA general
Screen captureThe Turkish jet that was downed on June 22 was hit by Russia’s military base in Syria, opposition Free Syrian Army General Abdülhamit Ömer Zekeriya has said during an interview on al Arabiya T.V., daily Hürriyet reported today.
“Bombing a jet like this does not comply with the Syrian Army’s principles. I know this well despite being from the opposition,” the general reportedly said. “However, on the other side, the Syrian regime kills everyone when it gets a chance.”
“The Turkish jet was absolutely hit by fire opened from Russia’s military base in Syria. The documents provided by Syria prove that,” Zekeriya said.
“The killing of Turkish pilots was murder and a plot to raise tension between Syria and Turkey.”
"We apologize for what the cruel and homicidal Syrian regime did to Turkey and honorable Turkish people, who have received us with open arms," he reportedly said.