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I understand completely but who really are the agressors here? If Syria was conducting it'self as Turkey has it would be a smouldering crater and everybody know's it, What about the Turkish artillery bombardment of Syria?what about Turkey harboring known terrorist groups, even enemies of the united states? any retaliation by Syria?..noedit on 16-9-2013 by all2human because: (no reason given)
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It fell around half a mile inside Syrian territory. The F-16s had to intercept it first, to identify it. They were less than two miles inside Turkey. By the time they could ID it, get back around into position, get a lock on, and fire, the helo could easily have turned around and been back right inside the border. Turkey had the right to shoot if they were in their territory when they were identified. The fact that they had crossed back into Syria doesn't prove anything, except they were running.
The radar data shows that they had come up and circled and were heading back down towards Syria when they crossed the border into Turkey. It almost looks like they were trying to take a shortcut back into Syria.