Iran’s IRGC holds offensive drone exercises in the Persian Gulf.
Syrian Helo Downed by Turkish Forces
A Turkish fighter jet shot down a Syrian military helicopter on Monday after it entered Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings to leave, an official said. The helicopter strayed more than 1 mile into Turkish airspace, but crashed inside Syria after being hit by missiles fired from the jet, Turkey's deputy prime minister, Bulent Arinc, told reporters in Ankara. Arinc said he did not have any information on the fate of the Syrian pilots, but Rami Abdul-Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said rebel fighters captured one of the pilots, while the fate of the other one was unclear. The incident is bound to ramp up tension on an already volatile border. Turkey has been at odds with the Syrian government since early in the country's civil war and has backed the Syrian rebels, while advocating international intervention in the conflict. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/16/turkish-official-turkish-jet-shot-down-syrian-military-helicopter-in-turkey/