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July 3, 2012 9:48 am

Assad: If Shot Down Turkish Jet Was Israeli, “I Might Have Been Happy”

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost/Reuters -Syrian President Bashar Assad has told a Turkish newspaper he wished the Turkish plane that Syrian forces downed last month had been Israeli.

“The plane was using a corridor which Israeli planes have used three times before. Soldiers shot it down because we did not see it on our radar and because information was not given,” the Cumhuriyet newspaper quoted Assad as saying in an interview published on Tuesday.

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