US plane shoots down Syrian aircraft that attacked US-backed fighters


  • Central command says plane downed in ‘collective self-defense’
  • Syrian army says US coalition shot down plane flying against Isis militants

A US warplane shot down a Syrian army jet on Sunday in the southern Raqqa countryside. Washington said the jet had dropped bombs near US-backed forces. Damascus said the plane was downed while flying a mission against Islamic State militants.

A Syrian army statement released on state television said the plane crashed and the pilot was missing. It said the incident took place on Sunday afternoon near a village called Rasafah.

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June 19th, 2017 by