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I'm right there in Washington this is a Fox News alert Syria has shot down -- Turkish military jet.
And now Turkey says it will take quote decisive measures.
So is the fighting in -- spreading and spiraling out of control what does it mean for that country and for the region.
Senior foreign affairs correspondent Greg -- Koch is live tonight in Damascus hello Greg.
The news coming from Turkish Prime Minister tea -- to guns does confirm what we have been hearing for the past couple of hours.
But it jet flying from southern Turkey was -- currently taken out.
-- -- Syrian coastal air defense battery Turkey is a critic at the regime of Syrian President Bush are -- us off.
This came after -- day that saw more intense fighting from both sides we sampled the move.
Orchestrated rally in favor of embattled Syrian President -- -- -- -- was held in the center of Damascus today.
Those attending stayed right on message.
They've thought now would -- credit beautiful and I'm David I think is okay as a that is when when people are going to be incidents.
And there is no opposition more telling perhaps was the heavy security around Syria's capital city -- military and plainclothes militia were out -- force.
There were reports of protests and clashes in recent days here.
The fighting which is now raging across the country appears to be hitting home.
According to this long time Syrian opposition figure the government is getting desperate.
The government here regime -- dreams of consorting in the country by military power.
Caught in the crossfire Syrian civilians the UN said today one point five million people were in need of aid.
The International Red Cross said it can't reach families trapped in the opposition stronghold of homes.
And the UN's monitor mission remains grounded since last weekend unable to observe a cease fire that never really held.
The economy is also hurting here slow business and high prices -- the result of economic sanctions and the widespread instability.
Leaving many here to pray and hope that some fifteen months of bloodshed can end sometime in the future.
I'm very worried about the situation here this man says I hope we can all get better.
Most -- see little chance of that.
In comments today -- -- This mediator in here in the conflict in Syria says the search for peace can not go on the indefinitely.
Considering the bloody end.
Ominous news today it's time to waste -- -- helicopter alive early Saturday morning in Damascus Greg thank you US.
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