U.S. warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

U.S. warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

U.S. warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

It's not just the Shi'ite militias, which are allied with the Syrian government, being targeted anymore. They've tried to target only the Islamic State (IS) who held sizable portions of the country.

In a separate incident, Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they had launched several missiles from Iran into eastern Syria on Sunday, targeting IS fighters.

(Arab 24 network, via AP, File). According to Washington sources, the jet had bombed US -backed forces.

The unmanned aircraft allegedly displayed hostile intent toward USA -backed coalition forces, which includes local and foreign Islamist militants, in a part of Syria that was recently identified as a military priority by Damascus.

They are attempting to become an indispensable player in uprooting the extremists from Syria entirely. The official said that coalition aircraft made a show of force and conducted a warning maneuver, and the Syrian fighter jet then aborted its trajectory and left the area.

"I can tell you it was an Iranian-made drone", Davis said, declining to speculate on who specifically was operating it.

A Western intelligence source said it was "unquestionably Iranian".

Damascus and its allies have long argued that they are the essential partner to any global effort in Syria, portraying all opposition forces as terrorist groups.

The presence of Iranian-backed troops, artillery and tanks and USA -led coalition forces in southern Syria, namely around the at-Tanf crossing at the Iraq-Syria border, has slowly turned the area into a flash point. The US pilot proceeded to fire off a second missile, an AIM 120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, which hit its intended target, downing the Syrian warplane and forcing its pilot to eject, the officials added.

The U.S. has also fired on Syrian government ground forces in the east on two occasions in the past month.

He says: "We are not the initiator of any conflict and war but we do not tolerate creation of insecurity in our country".

However, the SU-22 dropped bombs on SDF positions a few hours later, the Pentagon said, and "in accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defence of Coalition-partnered forces [the plane] was immediately shot down".

Russian Federation and Iran both support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's civil war.

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"It is Russian Federation that is being provoked most of all", Klintsevich wrote. "Democrats from coast to coast threw everything they had at this race, and Karen would not be defeated", House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement.

Russian Federation reacted angrily to the U.S. shootdown of the Syrian jet, which the Pentagon said was dropping bombs near the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, a mixed Kurdish-Arab militia fighting Islamic State.

It comes days after a USA warplane shot down a Syrian government fighter jet in the north of the country, prompting a furious reaction from Russian Federation.

The Turkish military expert then said that Russia, Iran and the government of President Assad on the one hand, and the United States, the global coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which mostly consist of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), on the other are fighting against Daesh in Syria.

Perhaps H.R. McMaster, President Trump's National Security Advisor, said it best: "There are two ways to fight the United States military: Asymmetrically and stupid".

Lt. Col. Damien Pickart, the spokesman for the USA -led air war command at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, said the hotline had not been interrupted.

A US fighter jet shot down a pro-regime drone in southern Syria near the border with Iraq.

The Syrian regime and the opposition factions should also pledge to fight terrorist organizations, in a sign to the ISIS-linked Jaish Khalid ibn Al-Walid extremist group, and Jubhat al-Nusra.

Daraa is where Syria's crisis first broke out in March 2011 as an uprising against President Bashar Assad's government. One of the officials said that UAV "was assessed as a threat".

Abdullah argued that the US position is being weakened by splits within the Trump administration over Syria policy. Meanwhile, Russia and Assad have mostly used the war against ISIS as an opportunity to strengthen Assad.

Moscow has also cut its military communication line with the USA in Syria. When she fled Syria, she only took her school books with her.

"This is probably something Washington will end up approving of, if not necessarily colluding in", he said, speaking of the Syrian government's designs on Deir el-Zour.

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