Thursday, October 11, 2012

Turkey Finds Missile Parts on Intercepted Syrian Plane

Turkey seized "objectionable cargo" aboard the Syrian passenger plane which it intercepted en route from Moscow to Damascus on Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, according to an AFP report.

"There is illegal cargo on the plane that should have been reported" in line with civil aviation regulations, Davutoglu was quoted as saying by the Anatolia news agency.

"There are elements on board that can be considered objectionable," he added, without elaborating.

The confiscated cargo might be missile parts, NTV news channel reported.

The plane, carrying 35 passengers on board, would be allowed to leave soon, Davutoglu said. more