Monday, June 19, 2017

US Super Hornet Shoots Down Syrian Su-22 In Air-to-Air Kill -- News Roundup

Reuters: U.S. warplane downs Syrian army jet in Raqqa province

A U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian army jet on Sunday in the southern Raqqa countryside, with Washington saying the jet had dropped bombs near U.S.-backed forces and Damascus saying the plane was downed while flying a mission against Islamic State militants.

A Syrian army statement released on Syrian state television said the plane crashed and the pilot was missing in the first such downing of a Syrian jet by the United States since the start of the conflict in 2011.

The army statement said it took place on Sunday afternoon near a village called Rasafah.

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More News On The U.S. Shooting down A Syrian Su-22 Over Raqqa

Pentagon: U.S. Shoots Down Syrian Su-22 -- AP
US shoots down Syria warplane that 'hit allies' -- AFP
Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet shoots down Syrian jet after it attacks US allies -- Military Times
US coalition downs first Syria government jet -- BBC
U.S. Fighter Jet Shoots Down Syrian Warplane -- NYT
Syria: US Warplane Shoots Down Assad Regime Jet for First Time in Conflict -- Newsweek
US-led coalition’s air force downs Syrian warplane near Raqqa -- TASS
US fighter jet shoots down a pro-Assad military plane after the Syrian government bombed American-backed fighters -- Daily Mail
US F/A-18E Shoots Down Syrian Su-22 in Air-to-Air Kill --
For the first time, U.S. warplane shoots down Syrian jet -- USA Today
US plane shoots down Syrian aircraft that attacked US-backed fighters -- The Guardian
US coalition shoots down Syrian regime jet -- DW
Raqqa: US warplane shoots down Syrian bomber as fighting rages around Islamic State stronghold -- ABC News Online
US fighter jet downs Syrian plane in Raqqa province -- Al Jazeera

1 comment:

Young Communist said...

Not a single word from Kurds or SDF web pages on the Assad jet bombing their positions.

Instead both denounce the attacks from Turkey army and jet.

Washington habit of play two role in a comedy (or tragedy), drive more and more people every day to not believe them anymore.