US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

  • US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

US says it shot down Iranian-made drone in Syria

"I'll leave it to the Russians to state their level of participation".

(Arab 24 network, via AP, File).

Australia has suspended its airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria as a precaution after a USA fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane earlier this week. Syrian government and allied troop.

US special forces have been training Syrian opposition fighters at the At Tanf base for more than a year.

They are attempting to become an indispensable player in uprooting the extremists from Syria entirely.

Since then, the agreement has been a crucial link that has allowed Moscow and Washington to coordinate their military actions in the region, in which Iran, Israel, Russia, Syria, Turkey, and the USA with its allies carry out attacks in pursuit of often competing aims.

The official said the United States pilot saw the Syrian pilot eject and saw a parachute deploy, but the U.S. believes the pilot would have landed in ISIS-controlled territory in Syria.

CNN reported that the drone had been shot down by USA forces after coming within firing distance of United States troops.

He says: "We are not the initiator of any conflict and war but we do not tolerate creation of insecurity in our country". But the drive toward the border has already brought him into conflict with USA -backed opposition forces to the south and east.

Daraa is where the March 2011 uprising against the Assad family's four-decade rule began.

Nearly simultaneously, they advanced south and east of Aleppo all the way to Raqqa province, where the coalition is backing the mostly Kurdish force against IS.

The attack took place at about 12:30 a.m. local time Tuesday after an Iranian-made Shahed 129 drone, which is similar in size to a U.S. Predator drone, exhibited "the actions and intent similar to what happened in the first" shoot down, said a U.S. defense official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The push by Syrian government forces in the Daraa area appears headed for the Jordanian border, two weeks after Assad's troops reached the border with Iraq for the first time in years.

"The Coalition's mission is to defeat Isis in Iraq and Syria".

A defense official says the drone was considered a threat.

Weeks after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian military forces to Syria in September 2015 to prop up the regime of President Bashar Assad, Russia and the USA signed a memorandum on preventing air incidents between the two countries. The drone had fired near the base where the coalition trains Syrian rebels.

Several senior Islamic State figures have been killed in recent years as the group has been driven from large parts of Syria and Iraq.

The U.S. then deployed a truck-mounted missile system in Syria, showing that the U.S. military intends to protect itself.

A mosque destroyed by US -coalition airstrikes in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa.

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

Abdullah argued that the US position is being weakened by splits within the Trump administration over Syria policy. The crisis quickly became a civil war, which has since left at least 400,000 people dead.

Aron Lund, also a fellow at the Century Foundation, said that even though Russian Federation and the USA may not be interested in an escalation, it is not a given that they can help their allies in Syria avoid it.

In retaliation, Russian Federation threatened aircraft from the US-led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline meant to avoid collisions in retaliation for the downing.