US fighter jet shoots down Iran-made Syrian drone after it came within FIRING DISTANCE of American troops

US fighter jet shoots down Iran-made Syrian drone after it came within FIRING DISTANCE of American troops...
thesun.co.uk 21/06/2017 Military

Keywords:#AFP, #American, #CNN, #ISIS, #Iran, #Iranian, #Iraq, #Jordan, #Moscow, #RAF, #Russia, #Russian, #Shahed, #Shahed_129, #Syria, #Syrian, #Thesun.co.uk, #US, #Western


IT comes two days after US forces shot down a fighter jet which bombed coalition forces, causing tensions with Russia to escalate
By Laura Burnip
20th June 2017, 3:35 pm
US fighter jets have shot down an Iran-made Syrian drone after it came within firing range of US troops.
US forces confirmed an F-15 jet downed a pro-regime armed drone today after it “displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces”.
The Iranian-made Shahed 129 drone was downed near At Tanf, close to the Iraq and Jordan borders

* * * The drone was shot down near At Tanf, close to the Syria-Iraq border, by the F-15E Strike Eagle jet around 12.30am this morning.
The incident marks an escalation in the area, where a base manned by coalition forces has been supporting an anti-ISIS Syrian rebel group.
A US military official told AFP: “They were threatening our forces on the ground.

CNN reported that the drone had been shot down by US forces after coming within firing distance of US troops
“Their course was on a run toward our folks to drop a munition on them.”
It comes two days after the US Navy shot down a Syrian military aircraft which had dropped bombs on American-backed fighters in northern Syria.
The move sparked tensions to escalate further between the US and Russia, with Moscow vowing to shoot down all RAF and US jets over Western Syria.
Yesterday a Russian jet came within five feet of a US reconnaissance plane, with officials reported as saying it was flying “provocatively”.
The drone was reportedly downed just outside the de-confliction zone, according to officials.

---US fighter jets have shot down an Iran-made Syrian drone after it came within firing range of US troops, US reports claim. CNN is reporting that an F-15 jet downed a pro-regime armed drone today. ---
...

Read more from Source »

Related articles based on keyword density
Media Scam? Iran and America Join Hands in Waging “The Global War on T...
globalresearch.ca 01/07/2014 Politics
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, June 21, 2014 Following the incursion of jihadist rebels of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS...View Details»

Hagel: US knows Iran, Russia aiding Iraq in fight against ISIS | TheHi...
thehill.com 11/07/2014 Politics
By Kristina Wong - 07/11/14 05:34 PM EDT Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday that Iran and Russia were helping Iraq battle a Sunni extremist in...View Details»

ISIS: The Spoils of the "Great Loot" in the Middle East - FPIF...
fpif.org 02/07/2014 Politics
Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis in the Middle East will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: tear an entire region...View Details»

Multipolar World Order: The Big Picture in the Qatar-Saudi Fracture ...
strategic-culture.org 15/06/2017 Politics
By Federico Pieraccini Global Research, June 13, 2017 Strategic Culture Foundation In a climate of outright confrontation, even the Gulf monarchies h...View Details»

Seymour M. Hersh · The Red Line and the Rat Line: Erdoğan and the Syri...
lrb.co.uk 13/04/2014 Politics
Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels In 2011 Barack Obama led an allied military intervention in Libya without consulting the US C...View Details»


EOF