US Air Force shoots down UAV of Syrian government forces

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As reported by SkyNews referring to a statement of the international coalition led by the United States, the coalition forces shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to the Syrian government forces.

UAV Shahed 129 made by Iran was destroyed after allegedly dropping a bomb on the coalition forces. The bomb did not explode.

“US F-15E fighter jet shot down a pro-Syrian regime drone near At Tanf, Syria, on Monday,” reports CNN. According to sources, the drone was destroyed because it was “assessed to be a threat.”

According to the statement of the coalition, the American F-15E fighter shot down the drone at the border between Syria and Iraq just outside the 55 kilometer de-confliction zone.

Earlier it was reported that the U.S. relocated its aircraft to Syria after the coalition shot down a Su-22 fighter of the Syrian government forces over Raqqa on June 18th. The command of the U.S. Air Force explained such a measure by ensuring the security of the U.S. military.

After the downing of the plane Russia announced the termination of cooperation with the United States on a memorandum on the prevention of incidents and ensuring aviation safety during operations in Syria. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation called the destruction of the aircraft a “military aggression”.

Source: Rosbalt