Report: Russia Restricts Some Aviation Routes Near Syria After Downing of Aircraft

This file photo shows a Russian SU-27 Flanker fighter jet photographed from a US Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea last year
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Ynetnews reports: Russia published flying restriction orders on Wednesday limiting flights in Cypriot airspace and over the areas adjacent to Syria following the Syrian downing of a Russian plane on Monday that killed the 15 personnel on board.

Syrian air defenses shot down the plane while trying to intercept an Israeli attack on a military site in the coastal city of Latakia.

The flight limitation, which was imposed as the Russian prepare for a military exercise, will also include many naval zones in the area and will last until next Wednesday.
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