USAF Shot Down Syrian Su-22 Fighter Bomber Near Ja’Din in Raqqa province

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USAF Shot Down Syrian Su-22 Fighter Bomber Near Ja’Din in Raqqa province

The US headed Combined Joint Task Forces announced a few hours ago:

“Coalition aircraft conducted a show of force and stopped the initial pro-regime advance toward the SDF-controlled town. Following the attack, the Coalition contacted its Russian counterparts to de-escalate the situation and stop the firing.

At 6:43 pm, 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 U.S. F/A 18E Super Hornet”

USAF Shot Down Syrian Su-22 Fighter Bomber Near Ja’Din in Raqqa province

The Syrian Army declared that the SU-22 was targeting the Islamic state when it was shot down:

“Aircraft from the ‘international coalition’ targeted one of our fighter planes in the Resafa region of southern Raqqa province this afternoon while it was conducting a mission against ISIS.

بيان صادر عن القيادة العامة للجيش والقوات المسلحةأقدم طيران ما يدعى (بالتحالف الدولي) بعد ظهر اليوم على استهداف أحدى ط…

Posted by ‎وزارة الدفاع في الجمهورية العربية السورية‎ on Sunday, June 18, 2017

It’s most likely that the U.S. F/A Super Hornet jet that attacked the Syrian SU-22 was operating from the USS George H.W. Bush.

This incident is the first one during the Syrian conflict when a US fighter jet shot down a manned Syrian aircraft.

Developments that occurred earlier yesterday:

Syrian Army In Outskirts Of Strategic Resafa Town (Video, Map)

US Setting Up Military Facility In Tabqah Town In Syrian Province Of Raqqah

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