U.S. downs Syrian jet, cites assault on allies


Photographs by Syrian Democratic Forces via AP, File

FILE - This April 30, 2017, file photo provided by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) shows fighters from the SDF looking toward the northern town of Tabqa, Syria. The U.S.-led coalition headquarters in Iraq said in a written statement that a U.S. F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 on Sunday, June 18, after it dropped bombs near the U.S. partner forces, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces. The shootdown was near the Syrian town of Tabqa.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian air force fighter jet that bombed forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants.

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