They added that the crew was "slightly injured".
A monitoring group and Kurdish sources said yesterday Turkey's air force had stepped up its raids on the 10th day of operation "Olive Branch", which sees Turkey providing air and ground support to Syrian opposition fighters in an offensive against Kurdish militia in northwestern Syria.
The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey's rights based on worldwide law, U.N. Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the U.N. charter, and respect for Syria's territorial integrity, it said.
The United States has around 2,000 military personnel in northern Syria supporting an umbrella group of fighters, dominated by the YPG, which drove Islamic State from its Syrian strongholds previous year.
Two rockets fired from the Syrian region of Afrin struck the Turkish border town of Reyhanli and killed one person, the state-run Anadolu agency said on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the top American commander for the Middle East said the USA military is doing "everything we absolutely can" to avoid a confrontation with Turkey in Syria.
The attacks have so far killed four people, including Avlar.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday the United States "needs to break its link with (the) terrorist organisation and make them drop their weapons completely".
Yildirim says that "the whole world knows and should know that Turkey does not operate with the mentality of an invader".
Meanwhile, French president Emmanuel Macron warned Turkey against a full-scale invasion of Afrin, and appealed to his Turkish counterpart, Tayyip Recep Erdogan, to respect Syria's sovereignty.