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Turkey Finds Bodies Of Downed Jet's Pilots


Turkey's military says it has found the bodies of the two pilots of a jet shot down by Syria last month.

The armed forces command said it was working on retrieving the bodies from the Mediterranean seabed.

The military had been searching for the pilots since their jet was shot down by Syria on June 22.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has voiced regret over the incident, saying Syrian forces learned that the surveillance aircraft belonged to Turkey only after it was struck.

The incident has sparked outrage in Turkey, which has since heightened military activity along its border with Syria.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP
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