Armenia's defence ministry says warplane shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter jet

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  • Tuesday, 29 Sep 2020

YEREVAN (Reuters) - A Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down an Armenian SU-25 warplane over Armenian territory on Tuesday, killing the pilot, an Armenian defence ministry spokeswoman said.

Shushan Stepanyan, an Armenian defence ministry spokeswoman, wrote on her Facebook page that the plane had been on a military assignment when it was shot down.

(Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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