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Syrian plane leaves Ankara after being grounded

ISTANBUL, Oct 11 (Reuters) - A Syrian passenger plane tookoff from the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday after beinggrounded for several hours by Turkish authorities on suspicionthat it was carrying military equipment destined for Syria.

The Turkish authorities seized some of the cargo from theplane, which was en route from Moscow to Damascus when it wasforced to land, but gave no details of what they had found onboard.

(Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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Keywords: SYRIA CRISIS/PLANE DEPARTURE