Russia Claims Turkish President And Family Are Involved In ISIS Oil Trade
Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane Turkey said had strayed into its territory last week. Russia denied the plane entered Syrian territory. One pilot was shot dead in the air by Syrian rebel groups, but a second was rescued and returned to base. On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin alleged Turkey had oil routes with ISIS, and the jet was shot down to protect them.
Turkish Jets Shoot Down Russian Warplane Near Syria Border
Turkish military officials reportedly said the jet was shot down after violating the country's airspace. BuzzFeed News has exclusively obtained a photo from a Syrian activist with the rebels purporting to show one of the dead Russian pilots. WARNING: Photo is extremely graphic.
U.N. Gets Green Light For Syria Chemical Weapons Probe As Russia Lifts Objections
The U.N. Security Council had unanimously adopted a resolution approving a joint probe alongside the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in August, but Russia's late response delayed the official start.