This Google Earth grab shows the Kasab border crossing between Syria and Turkey
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Turkish armed forces shot down a Syrian plane on Sunday which Turkey said had crossed into its airspace in an area where Syrian rebels have been battling President Bashar Assad's forces for control of a border crossing.The Turkish general staff said one of its control centres detected two Syrian MIG-23s around 1 pm (1100 GMT) and warned them four times after they came close to the Turkish border.One plane entered Turkish airspace at Yayladagi, east of the Kasab border crossing, it said. A Turkish F-16 fired a rocket at the Syrian jet and it crashed around 1,200 metres (1,300 yards) inside Syrian territory.The incident occurred six months after Turkish warplanes shot down a Syrian helicopter which crossed into Turkish airspace in the same border area.
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