UN warns of danger after Russia-Turkey close call

Russian warplanes have been flying over Syrian territory since September 30, conducting air strikes on what Moscow says are IS group targets in the country's northern and central provincesThe presence of planes from both Russia and the US-led coalition in Syrian airspace is “fraught with danger,” the United Nations warned on Monday. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric was speaking after Turkey protested to Moscow because its F-16 jets intercepted a Russian fighter that violated its airspace near the Syrian border at the weekend. Two Turkish jets were also harassed by an unidentified MIG-29 on the Syrian border, Turkey’s army said.

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