A Turkish jet shot down a Russian drone that entered its airspace near the Syrian border Friday, a senior defense official confirms to Fox News.
A military statement said the aircraft was shot down after it ignored three warnings for it to leave.
All Russian jets have since returned to their base and all Russian drones "are functioning normally," Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian defense ministry, told Russian news agencies Friday.
Turkey earlier this month complained about violation of its airspace by Russian warplanes. The intrusions also drew strong condemnation from its NATO allies.
Since 2013, Turkey has shot down a Syrian military jet, a helicopter and an unmanned surveillance drone that strayed into Turkish airspace. The incidents occurred after it changed its rules of engagement following the downing of a Turkish fighter jet by Syria.