American Warplane Shoots Down Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria

Syrian warplane shot down by US-led coalition

It's not just the Shi'ite militias, which are allied with the Syrian government, being targeted anymore.

But if Handel loses, it will be a clear warning sign to House Republicans facing tough races in other suburban districts across the country, many of them among the 23 GOP-held seats where Trump trailed Clinton in 2016.

(IRIB News Agency, Morteza Fakhrinejad via AP, File).

The U.S. military has confirmed it killed a top Islamic State cleric in an airstrike.

Australia has deployed about 780 military personnel as part of the US-led coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State (IS) in both Iraq and Syria.

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

The U.S. failure to coordinate with local forces prior to Sunday's downing of a Syrian warplane infuriated Russian Federation, which called the attack "a cynical violation of Syria's sovereignty" as well as "a flagrant violation of global law and an actual military aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic". Twice in recent weeks USA warplanes have shot down a pair of drones, which are believed to be of Iranian manufacture, and over the weekend, shot down a Syrian Su-22 bomber within Syrian airspace.

Sharif told The Associated Press that the missile launch reflected Iran's "military power", though Iran has no intention of starting another war.

Following that incident, coalition aircraft observed the Cold War-era Su-22 fighter fly over the SDF positions. The pilot ejected over an area occupied by militants.

The United States, he added, "is dealing with it defensively and reactively". Spicer said the USA has the right to defend its coalition partners. Such a stance inevitably will lead the USA into more conflict with the Assad regime and with Russian Federation.

With Russia's backing, they sprang out in the desert of Palmyra, eyeing the town of Sukhna, the last IS stronghold in central Syria.

With US-Russia tensions on the rise especially over disagreements involving the war in Syria, US experts said that though not as hostile as they were in the Cold War, ties are certainly at their frostiest in several years and may get worse before they get better.

The United States has moved quickly to contain an escalation of the situation after the jet was downed on Sunday evening when regime forces targeted the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters battling IS.

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This comes less than 3 weeks after a similar incident and just days after the US shot down a Syrian fighter jet.

The larger problem, the officials and analysts said, is that Trump and his national security team have not advanced a long-term political strategy for Syria's future.

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

The US military says it has shot down an armed, Iran-made drone that had been bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria's southeast.

"The US position militarily is weaker and any sign of a lack of unity within the global anti-ISIS coalition can only be good news for Russian Federation and the Syrian regime".

In late 2015, it extended air operations into Syria on US' request.

Carla Babb, the Pentagon correspondent for Voice of America (VOA) tweeted Tuesday saying the sources have confirmed that the Iranian-made drone shot down by the us fighter jet was being operated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps.

Despite the recent violence, USA officials stressed they have no plans to escalate fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Asked Tuesday whether the hotline was no longer being used, a Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said he could not discuss the matter beyond saying the US stands ready to use the hotline.

Abdullah argued that the USA position is being weakened by splits within the Trump administration over Syria policy.

President Donald Trump has ordered stepped-up military operations against Islamic State and delegated more authority to his generals, but without a comprehensive Syria strategy, his approach risks further confrontation with Syria, Iran and even Russian Federation, according to U.S. officials and analysts.

"This is probably something Washington will end up approving of, if not necessarily colluding in", he said, speaking of the Syrian government's designs on Deir el-Zour.

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