Doubts Cast on Turkey's Story of Jet
MIDDLE EAST NEWS WSJ Updated June 29, 2012, 11:00 p.m. ET.
U.S. Intelligence, Contradicting Ankara, Indicates Aircraft Was Shot Down by Syria in Its Own Airspace, Officials Say
Doubts Cast on Turkish Account of Jet Incident - WSJ.com
BY JULIAN E. BARNES, ADAM ENTOUS AND JOE PARKINSON
U.S. intelligence indicates that a Turkish warplane shot down by Syrian forces was most likely hit by shore-based antiaircraft guns while it was inside Syrian airspace, American officials said, a finding in tune with Syria's account and at odds with Turkey.
The Turkish government, which moved tanks to the Syrian border after the June 22 incident, says the debris fell in Syrian waters, but maintains its fighter was shot down without warning in international airspace. Ankara also has said the jet was hit too far from Syrian territory to have been engaged by an antiaircraft gun.