United States jet shoots down Iranian drone over Syria


"Public statements aside, we have not seen the Russians do any actions that cause us concern".

In the duration of several months, the month of May has seemed to be the most violent in all ways of the fighting took place in the region of Daraa, which is also the place where the civil war begins in the year 2011.

Washington says the Syrian plane was bombing US -backed rebels.

The coalition has made it clear to all parties publicly and through the de-confliction line with Russian forces that "the demonstrated hostile intent and actions of pro-regime forces toward coalition and partner forces in Syria conducting legitimate counter-ISIS operations will not be tolerated".

Russia's warning came after USA planes shot down a Syrian Air Force jet on Sunday.

Moscow has now suspended a hotline meant to prevent confrontations in Syria s crowded air space, and warned it could consider US-led coalition planes "targets".

The U.S. military says it shot down what it called an Iranian-made, armed drone in southern Syria.

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.

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The drone was shot down after it dropped bombs, aimed only at dirt, but in an area close enough to coalition forces whereby it was considered a threat. The US justified the strike saying its planes had acted to defend US-backed forces seeking to capture Raqqa, the Islamic State stronghold in northeast Syria, 9news.com reported.

Tensions have also flared between United States forces and the Syrian regime further north, where the coalition is supporting an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters battling to oust IS from the city of Raqa. That led Russian Federation, a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, to warn that it would target US -led coalition planes flying west of the Euphrates River.

They've tried to target only the Islamic State (IS) who held sizable portions of the country.

Handel also pointed to the district's pedigree throughout the campaign, urging Republicans not to let Democrats "steal" a seat that became a proxy for the national dynamics in Washington.

Russian Federation has been waging an air campaign in support of Assad since 2015, targeting both the Islamic State group and mainstream rebels.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said on Wednesday SDF forces had moved along the southern river bank to reach the eastern edge of Kasrat al-Farj, in the area between the new and old bridges into Raqqa.

"The situation is back as it was in Daraa city and fighting is ongoing", said Daraa-based opposition activist Ahmad al-Masalmeh.

A Syrian military official in Damascus said the truce was not extended. He was rescued by Syrian troops.