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Competing bands of rebels and government forces fighting on the ground. Terrorist groups operating throughout the region. Covert funding and weapons supplies flooding in from regional and far-flung governments. Fighter jets and drones being flown by several global and local air forces.

Syria and northern Iraq have all that and more — and today, it came to a head when Turkish forces shot a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet out of the sky. Turkey said two of its F-16 fighters downed the plane, while Russian president Vladimir Putin called it a “stab in the back that will have serious consequences.”

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