Assad regrets Turkey incident

President Assad says he wishes Syrian forces had not shot down a Turkish jet last month, adding that he won't allow tensions with Turkey to turn into open combat.

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Turkey scrambled fighter jets to Syria border

The Turkish military has said it scrambled F-16 fighter jets on Monday for a third consecutive day after Syrian helicopters were seen near the Turkish border. Turkey said it first launched a similar military action on Saturday.

The Turkish military added that a total of six jets, four from a base in Incirlik in the south and two from Batman in eastern Turkey were scrambled.

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