Turkey shoots down a Russian plane - level 2
A Turkish F-16 aircraft shot down a Russian warplane. The incident happened near the Syrian border.
Vladimir Putin said that the plane was not threatening Turkey and that it was doing its duty – fighting against the Islamic State.
A Turkish commander said that its military warned the warplane a few times before the military shot it down. The incident is now under investigation.
Difficult words: threaten (to put in danger), duty (something you must do), commander (a military officer).
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