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© Sputnik/ Mikhail Voskresenskiy US-Led Coalition Shoots Down Syrian Army Aircraft According to a statement by the Syrian military, the incident took place in the southern Raqqa countryside. According to the report, the Syrian jet fighter was carrying out a combat mission against Daesh terrorists.

"Our aircraft was downed at lunch time today near the city of Raqqa, when it was fulfilling its mission against the IS [Daesh]," the Syrian military said, adding that the US-led coalition was responsible for downing the aircraft.

The ministry noted that the coalition’s "actions are aimed at halting the Syrian army and its allies in the fight against terrorism, whereas our army and allies make great progress."

A Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian Air Force plane that dropped bombs near fighters aligned with America in the battle against the Islamic State, the US-led military coalition said in a statement on Sunday.

The statement said coalition officials contacted the Russians, who are backing President Bashar al-Assad’s government.

“The coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend coalition or partner forces from any threat,” the statement said.

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