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Tue, 03 Jul 2012 11:34 - Updated Tue, 03 Jul 2012 11:34

Syria-Turkey tension: Assad 'regrets' F-4 jet's downing

Syria-Turkey tension

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Syria - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is quoted as saying he regrets "100%" that a Turkish jet was shot down after entering Syrian airspace.


In an interview with Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper, he argues that the plane was flying in an area previously used by Israel's air force.


The plane went down in the Mediterranean last month and the two pilots have not been found.


The incident has heightened tensions between the two countries.