US Coalition Shoots Down Syrian Jet Targeting ISIS Covoy

The aircraft was brought down in the southern Raqqa countryside while it was engaging a fleeing ISIS convoy.
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    The fin and rear fuselage of a Syrian Airfore Su-22M, The same type of aircraft shot down by US forces while engaging ISIS targets fleeing Raqqa , Syria. (Photo: A.V.)

    The fin and rear fuselage of a Syrian Airfore Su-22M, The same type of aircraft shot down by US forces while engaging ISIS targets fleeing Raqqa , Syria. (Photo: A.V.)

    The US-led, so-called anti-terrorist coalition has reportedly shot down a Syrian government forces aircraft. Reuters reports the Syrian Arab Army announced that the aircraft was brought down in the southern Raqqa countryside, while it was engaging a fleeing ISIS convoy. The pilot remains missing.

    Statement issued by the Syrian General Command of the Army and Armed Forces:

    The International Alliance (IAAF) this afternoon called for the targeting of one of our fighter jets in the Rusafa area in the southern Rifqa district while carrying out a combat mission against an organization calling on the terrorist in the area, which led to the plane crash and the loss of the pilot.



    This blatant attack confirms beyond doubt the reality of the US position supporting terrorism, which aims to try to influence the ability of the Syrian Arab army the only effective force with its allies that exercise their legitimate right to fight terrorism throughout the territory of the homeland, especially as this attack comes at a time that achieves In which the Syrian Arab Army and its allies made clear progress in fighting the organization calling on the terrorist who is being defeated in the Syrian desert on more than one direction.

    It also affirms the existing coordination between the United States of America and the organization of the terrorist advocate and exposes the malicious intentions of the United States of America in the management and investment of terrorism to achieve its objectives in passing the American-Zionist project in the region.

    The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces, warning of the serious consequences of this blatant attack on counterterrorism efforts, affirms that such attacks will not discourage them from their determination and determination to continue the war against the terrorist organizations and groups associated with them and restore security and stability to all the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.

    Damascus, 18 June 2017
    General Command of the Army and Armed Forces

    Freelance Journalist Alaa Ebrahim reports the aircraft was engaging a fleeing ISIS convoy…

    Which comes just days after US military reportedly watched as ISIS escaped from Raqqa (See video below).


    The US military’s CENTCOM has confirmed that a US Super Hornet fighter jet shot down the Syrian aircraft.

    U.S. Central Command issued a statement saying the plane was downed “in collective self-defense of Coalition-partnered forces,” identified as fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces near Tabqah, according to Reuters.

    It is unclear if these particular “forces” were getting their funding from Saudi Arabia or Qatar.

    And a quick situational take from Worldview:

    A U.S. Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian government Su-22 fighter jet on June 18 that had dropped bombs on Syrian rebel forces fighting the Islamic State in Syria, ABC News reported. The U.S.-led coalition said in a statement that its focus is on fighting the militant group, and not fighting the Syrian government or Russian forces, but it will defend coalition forces coming under attack.

    The incident occurred in a town south of Tabqa, Syria, which had been retaken from the Islamic State by the Syrian Democratic Forces, an umbrella group of Syrian Kurdish and Arab rebel forces, in preparation for the offensive on the stronghold of Raqqa.

    The downing is the latest escalation between the U.S.-led coalition and pro-government forces in Syria. The United States has also recently conducted airstrikes at pro-Syrian government forces that have moved into a deconfliction zone around the town of at al-Tanf in southwest Syria, which is the location of a coalition training base for local forces fighting the Islamic State.

    Meanwhile, the Syrians are not happy with the US strike:


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    • Mr Misanthropic

      US and its coalition was never in syria to destroy ISIS that would be like killing your own baby , they are there to destroy syria and have their own puppet govt

      • Mikronos

        The USA ands its allies have been more successful wreckling Syria than they have in any of their other ‘favoured’ spots. But they have not succeeded anywhere

    • tapatio

      THE UNITED STATES IS GOING TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO PROTECT ITS MERCENARY TERRORIST ASSETS.

      Global Warfare: “We’re going to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran”
      http://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

      A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm (1996)
      http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1438.htm

      “Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right”

      AND

      Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century (September-2000)
      http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf

      “Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a NEW PEARL HARBOR (9/11 was perfect for that purpose). Domestic politics and industrial policy will shape the pace and content of transformation as much as the requirements of current missions.” (p 63)

      AMERICA’S “RASPUTINS” RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING THE LAST 15 YEARS OF DEATH – JEWISH ZIONISTS ALL……………

      CLEAN BREAK

      Richard perle

      REBUILDING AMERICA’S DEFENSES

      Paul Wolfowitz
      William Kristol
      Alvin Bernstein
      Eliot Cohen
      David Epstein
      Donald Kagan
      Fred Kagan
      Robert Kagan
      Robert Killebrew
      Steve Rosen
      Gary Schmitt
      Abram Shulsky
      Dov Zakheim

      EVERY ONE OF THE TRAITORS LISTED ABOVE (except Robert Killebrew) IS A JEWISH DUAL ISRAELI/US CITIZEN – YET NEITHER THEY OR ANY OF THEIR ANCESTORS CAME FROM PALESTINE..