“Shooting Down the Syrian Jet Clearly Shows US is Supporting Terrorism” – General Command of the Syrian Army


June 18th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Al Mayadeen – – translated by Samer Hussein –    

General Command of the Syrian Army confirmed that the US-led international anti-ISIS coalition shoot down one of its aircrafts on Sunday afternoon.

At the time of its downing, the aircraft was reportedly targeting ISIS terrorists in the town of Rusafa, located in the southern countryside of Raqqah province. 

The incident resulted in both, the crash of a plane and the loss of a pilot. 

Later, the US military command confirmed that an American warplane shot down a Syrian military jet, saying it was shot down after it had approached the Tabqa area where the US-backed groups are stationed.

The General Command of the Syrian Army condemned the latest US aggression, saying it confirms the American side is openly supporting terrorism and tries to do its best to hold back the success of the Syrian Army, adding the attack confirms coordination between the United States and ISIS as it nicely exposes its malicious intentions of using terrorism to achieve the desired goals in the region.

Meanwhile, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said clashes between the Syrian Army and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, broke out on the axes north of the town of Rusafa, after the Syrian Army took control of the village of Jaaedeen.

The so-called Syrian Democratic Forces are backed by the US. 


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