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US fighter jet SHOOTS DOWN Syrian warplane in clash with Putin and Assad

June 18, 2017 11:00 PM
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US fighter jet SHOOTS DOWN Syrian warplane in clash with Putin and Assad

A US fighter jet has shot down a Syrian attack plane in a new clash between Donald Trump and the alliance of Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad.

US military bosses have confirmed their F/A-18 fighter jet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 attack plane over Syria.

Air force commanders accused the plane of dropping bombs on US-led coalition fighters of the rebel Syrian Democratic Forces.

US commanders said the plane was shot down "in collective self-defensc of Coalition-partnered forces".

They also said that coalition aircraft prevented Syrian forces from advance to SDF positions south of Tabqa.

This is understood to be the first time the US have shot down a Syrian plane since entering the conflict.

Source: dailystar.co.uk

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