Syrian air missile batteries put two Turkish F-16 jets conducting a sortie in the southern province of Hatay along the border under a radar lock, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement Jan. 2.

The Turkish jets were deployed to the border area after a Syrian military aircraft approached Turkish airspace, the statement said. It added that the Syrian SU-24 changed its route to the opposite direction at five nautical miles from Turkish airspace.

“Missile batteries deployed in Syria have harassed two F-16 planes performing an air patrol duty by putting them under a radar-lock and [renewing] it eight times for a total of five minutes and 10 seconds,” the statement said. […]