Armenia claims Turkish jet shot down one of its warplanes

AFP , Tuesday 29 Sep 2020

file photo: An interior view of a house which is said was damaged in recent shelling during clashes between Armenian separatists and Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region, in the village of Sahlabad outside the Azerbaijani city of Tartar on September 29, 2020. - Azerbaijani and Armenian forces claimed to have inflicted heavy losses as fighting raged for a third day on September 29, 2020 over the breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh. AFP

Armenia said Tuesday that a Turkish F-16 fighter jet had shot down one of its SU-25 warplanes after taking off from Azerbaijan amid fierce clashes over the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region.

"An Armenian SU-25 aircraft has been shot down by a Turkish F-16 warplane which flew from Azerbaijan's territory," Armenian defence ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan wrote on Facebook, adding that the "Armenian pilot has heroically died."

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