Russian jet hit inside Syria after incursion into Turkey: U.S. official

Russian jet hit inside Syria after incursion into Turkey: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States believes that the Russian jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday was hit inside Syrian airspace after a brief incursion into Turkish airspace, a U.S. official told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The official said that assessment was based on detection of the heat signature of the jet.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)