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Turkey F-16s Intercept Russia Warplane After Airspace Violation

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    Russian military jets carried out airstrikes in Syria for the first time on Wednesday Sept. 30, 2015, targeting what Moscow said were Islamic State positions.

    Turkish officials said a Russian warplane “violated” its airspace, NBC News reported.

    Officials said the plane was flying near the Syrian border and was intercepted by two F-16 jets on Monday.

    The country’s Foreign Ministry contacted Moscow’s ambassador to protest the incident, according to a statement. Turkey urged Russia not to repeat such a violation.

    Russia began airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday. President Vladimir Putin said his goal was to target ISIS.