A Russian warplane has gone down near the Turkish-Syrian border after an apparent attack. Turkish and Russian sources have given conflicting reports about the incident, which has the potential to escalate the tension between Russia and NATO member Turkey.
The incident with the Russian warplane downed by Turkey is likely to complicate the anti-terrorist effort in Syria, UN spokesman Ahmad Fawzi said at a media briefing in Geneva.
A video published by the Turkish media reportedly shows the two pilots of the Russian Su-24 bomber parachuting to the ground after ejecting from the aircraft.
Footage has emerged online purportedly showing the body of one of the two Russian pilots of the downed plane. The video is said to have been shot by rebel forces in Syria. The footage could not be immediately verified. Russian officials have not reported on the status of the pilots.