US shot down Syrian plane that bombed coalition-backed fighters

Coalition aircraft then stopped the pro-regime forces' initial advance with a "show of force," the coalition added.

By: AFP | Washington | Published:June 19, 2017 3:09 am
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A US fighter jet shot down a Syrian regime plane after it dropped bombs on forces fighting the Islamic State in northern Syria, the American-led coalition said. “At 6:43 pm (local time), a Syrian regime SU-22 dropped bombs near SDF fighters south of Tabqah and, in accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defense of Coalition partnered forces, was immediately shot down by a US F/A-18E Super Hornet,” the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement yesterday.

It said that two hours earlier, forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad attacked Syrian Democratic Forces in the town of Ja’Din south of Tabqah, “wounding a number of SDF fighters and driving the SDF from the town.” Coalition aircraft then stopped the pro-regime forces’ initial advance with a “show of force,” the coalition added.

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    Kushal Kumar
    Jun 20, 2017 at 6:38 am
    This scenario in the Middle East happens to be in line with this Vedic astrology writer's alerts in article - " Is World War lll round the corner ?" - scheduled to be published in Summer 2017 issue of The Astrologer's Notebook , a quarterly Newsletter in print from North Port , Florida, likely to be out by 21 June 2017. Closely related to the said scenario which could impact the world affairs , this writer's prediction in the article reads as : -" The global events predicted in the article could begin to show up in mild measure from about 24 June and after in present year 2017 to grow up gradually for a final show during 19 August to 4 September with peak hype on 30 August ( it could be 29 in the west)". Briefly speaking , the global events predicted in the article include WW3 , global economic crisis or even collapse and huge natural disasters. However , more human care and appropriate strategy could minimize the said happenings.
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    r
    Jun 19, 2017 at 10:44 am
    The US is fighting tooth and nail to save the ISIS in Syria.
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