Reuters: Syria Shoots Down Turkish Fighter Jet Friday

Has WWIII just had its triggering moment, ala the assassination of Austrian Archduke Ferdinand which triggered WWI?

Breaking news from Reuters indicates Syria has just shot down a Turkish F-4 fighter jet.

Turkey happens to be a NATO ally, and Syria happens to be backed by Iran, Russia, and China.
So much for sub $80 oil and credit default swaps as the biggest risk to humanity.

Reuters reports:
(Reuters) – Syria shot down a Turkish warplane over the Mediterranean on Friday, risking a new crisis between Middle Eastern neighbours already at bitter odds over a 16-month-old revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said Syria had admitted it had shot down the plane and apologised, BBC Monitoring reported, citing Turkey’s state news agency Anatolia.

 

 Al Jazeera however is now reporting that the Turkish PM cannot confirm whether the plane was shot down or simply crashed.
So apparently a Turkish plane is missing so it was simply blamed on Syria?