Syrian plane contained spare parts for anti-craft radar: Russian official

Syrian plane contained spare parts for anti-craft radar: Russian official

Hurriyet Daily News, 30 November 2012

The Syrian plane forced down by Turkish authorities on Oct. 10 had spare parts for anti-craft radar, according to Russia's ambassador to Turkey.

The spare parts were being carried as part of a maintenance agreement signed in 2004, Vladimir Ivanovksi said.

The issue should not be discussed further and would not be a part ofRussian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Turkey in the upcoming days, Ivanovksi said.

Yesterday the international hacking group, Anonymous, revealed the cargo manifest of the plane after it hacked into the Syrian Foreign Ministry's emails.

Turkey forced down the plane, which was en route from Moscow to Damascus, on suspicions it was transporting military equipment to the Syrian government.