Rebels Claim Downing Of Syrian Jet

Fighting spread through Syria on Saturday as rebels claimed the downing of a government jet and state media reported the killings of "terrorists."

Rebels Claim Downing Of Syrian Jet

Fighting spread through Syria on Saturday as rebels claimed the downing of a government jet and state media reported the killings of "terrorists."

Activists said rebels shot down the plane in Aleppo province. A video distributed by activists shows men shouting "God is great" as they rush to the scene amid celebratory gunfire.

The video showed mangled wreckage, small fires, and plumes of smoke.

"These are the aircrafts of the dog Bashar al-Assad," one voice in the video said, referring to Syria's president..

Elsewhere, 22 rebel fighters were wounded in a government airstrike while trying to storm a military camp in the northern province of Idlib, close to the Turkish border, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

At least 95 people were killed across the country on Saturday, the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria said. Many of them were women, children and members of the rebel Free Syrian Army.

State-run Syrian Arab News Agency said al-Assad's forces killed "scores of terrorists" in operations across the country.

An estimated 30,000 people have been killed in fighting in Syria since March 2011 when government protesters took to the streets calling for political reform. Al-Assad's brutal crackdown on protesters spawned an armed conflict.

Envoy visiting Turkey

The joint U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria was expected in Turkey for talks aimed at putting a lid on boiling diplomatic tensions between Damascus and Ankara.

Lakhdar Brahimi's visit comes amid growing concern that the civil war could spill over into Syrian's neighboring countries and destabilize the region.

Brahimi was expected to meet with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and possibly Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's semi-official Anadolu news agency reported.

It was not immediately known when Brahimi would meet with Turkish officials.

Syrian refugees in Turkey

The U.N. World Food Programme started an electronic food card program for the thousands of Syrian refugees who've fled to Turkey.

Each Syrian family will receive an electronic card with 80 Turkish liras, or $45, per family member per month.

"It allows Syrian families to shop and cook for themselves based on their own tastes and preferences," says Jean-Yves Lequime, WFP Emergency Coordinator in Turkey.

Turkey is currently hosting more than 93,000 Syrian refugees in camps. Turkish officials estimate an additional 40,000 to 50,000 unofficial refugees live in Turkey outside refugee camps.