Syria receiving military equipment, ammo from Russia, says Turkey

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FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

ISTANBUL (AP) - Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says a plane intercepted on its way from Moscow to Damascus was carrying military equipment and ammunition to Syria.

Erdogan says the cargo seized by Turkish authorities late Wednesday was destined for the Syrian military.

He told reporters in Ankara on Thursday that Turkey was still examining the equipment and that "the necessary will follow."

Syria has denied that the Syrian Air Airbus A320 was carrying an illicit cargo.

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