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2017-06-19 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Navy jet shoots down Syrian warplane that attacked US-backed rebels
A U.S. Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian government warplane after it attacked Washington-backed fighters near ISIS' de facto capital of Raqqa, the U.S.-led coalition said Sunday.

In a statement, the coalition headquarters in Iraq said that a F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Su-22 that had dropped bombs near positions held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The statement said coalition aircraft had "conducted a show of force" to turn back an attack by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's forces on the SDF in the town of Ja'Din, south of Tabqah.

The coalition said the shootdown took place "in accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defense of Coalition partnered forces."

The statement said "a number of SDF fighters" were wounded in the regime's attack, but did not specify further. The coalition also said that Russian officers had been contacted on a special "de-confliction" hotline in an effort to halt the assault.

"The Coalition's mission is to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria," its statement said. "The Coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend Coalition or partner forces from any threat."
Still think Trump sold out to Putin?

I am glad we are finally defending "allies", but damn, if the Russians send a jet and we shoot it down without knowing it is Russian things could get real hairy.

The view from the receiving end:
US downs Syrian fighter jet engaged in anti-Daesh operations

[Iran Press TV] A Syrian fighter plane engaged in operations against Daesh in Raqqah has been downed by the US-led coalition. The plane crashed and the pilot’s whereabouts were still unknown, the Syrian army said in a Sunday statement.
Posted by DarthVader 2017-06-19 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [679 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Syria 

#1 Still think Trump sold out to Putin?

Channeling Rachel Madcow: "Obviously a ploy to distract us from the truth!"
Posted by gorb 2017-06-19 01:50||   2017-06-19 01:50|| Front Page Top

#2 I wonder if McDumb is celebrating?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2017-06-19 02:54||   2017-06-19 02:54|| Front Page Top

#3 Ms. Lindsay's fluffing
Posted by Frank G 2017-06-19 09:17||   2017-06-19 09:17|| Front Page Top

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