Russian Federation says 180 IS fighters killed in Syria strikes

U.S. warplane downs Syrian army jet in Raqqa province

The U.S. -led coalition shot down the Syrian warplane over the city of Rasafeh in the southern countryside of Raqqa, while the warplane was carrying out a combat mission against the Islamic State (IS) group, said the general command of the Syrian army.

When a Syrian army SU-22 jet later dropped bombs near the USA backed forces, it was immediately shot by a U.S. F/A-18E Super Hornet, the statement said.

A few hours later, the Syrian SU-22 dropped bombs near SDF fighters and, "in collective self-defense of coalition-partnered forces", was immediately shot down by a U.S. F/A-18E Super Hornet, the Pentagon said.

The strike was believed to be the US military's first air-to-air kill in years.

"This attack comes at a time when the Syrian Arab Army and its allies are advancing in the fight against ISIS terrorists who are being defeated the Syrian desert in more ways than one, " the statement read.

The bombing signaled the latest escalation between coalition and pro-Assad forces.

A Syrian army statement released on Syrian state television said the plane crashed and the pilot was missing.

Tanf is a key town on the Iraq-Syrian border that has been home to a U.S. Special Operations training outpost for months.

The U.S. move proves that Washington has red lines for the Syrian army to stay away from, as such areas including near the Iraqi borders and Raqqa are the share of the U.S. -backed forces.

"The Coalition's mission is to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria", the USA task force in charge of operations in Syria and Iraq announced on Sunday.

Coalition aircraft then stopped the pro-government forces' initial advance with a "show of force", the coalition said, adding that it does "not seek to fight the Syrian regime, Russian or pro-regime forces" but would not "hesitate to defend itself or its "partnered forces from any threat".

Related News:

  • Kremlin rejects US criticism of Russian protest arrests

    However, opposition activists claim substantially greater number of participants in both cities as well as across the country. Protests for Russia Day, a national holiday, are said to be the largest demonstrations against Putin's government since 2012.
    Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts

    Police release photos of London attackers' fake bomb belts

    The fake explosive belts were visible during the attacks , Haydon said and may have looked real to those who saw them. As the three set upon one young male passerby armed police arrived and shot them dead, firing a total of 46 shots.
    UK Election Result 2017: Hung Parliament

    UK Election Result 2017: Hung Parliament

    May - whose authority appears greatly diminished - now says it is "incumbent" on her party to give the country " stability ". May's Conservative Party won the most seats overall in the House of Commons but fell well short of a majority.
  • Arnold Palmer's 1960 US Open win honored at Erin

    He enters the final round in a three-way tie for second place at 11-under par, along with Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka. There were early clues that the wind could level the playing field in some of the first groups to tee off on Sunday.

    UK Parliament opening date set, suggesting Tory deal reached

    The dispute has prompted renewed calls for a chairman from outside the United Kingdom and Ireland to be appointed. However, a major question mark hangs over the talks as a result of developments at Westminster.

    Syrian refugee studying engineering named as one of first Grenfell fire victims

    He worked for the Syria Solidarity Campaign in the United Kingdom , which calls for peace and democracy in the country. A Syrian war refugee who escaped to Britain was the first victim to be named in the Grenfell Tower fire in London .
  • Greece to get 'more clarity' on debt relief plan

    Greece to get 'more clarity' on debt relief plan

    Greece's parliament approved last Friday reforms demanded by the global lenders to conclude a long-stalled review of its bailout progress and qualify for more loans before July.
    Ingram, Charges agree to four-year, $66 million extension

    Ingram, Charges agree to four-year, $66 million extension

    Ingram's new contract is worth $66 million and includes $42 million in guarantees, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Ingram recorded 60 tackles, six tackles for a loss, eight sacks, four forced fumbles, and five passes defended in 2016.
    Amid Allegations of Misconduct

    Amid Allegations of Misconduct

    Three couples were engaged last season, though only Carly Waddell and Evan Bass are still set to get married. E!, which was the first to report the news , quotes a source claiming the suspension is indefinite.
  • Officer acquitted in Castile shooting; thousands protest

    Officer acquitted in Castile shooting; thousands protest

    Castile's family stormed out of the courtroom after the verdict was read . despite his acquittal, the city of St. Their anger followed the acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting death of Philando Castile .

    Speculation Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid

    Either way, it seems Ronaldo is not ready to do any of those things and instead would prefer to leave Madrid and play elsewhere. The newspaper said that Ronaldo had already planned to ask Madrid for a transfer and the news has come from a reliable source.

    E3 2017: Ancient Egypt Is Your Sandbox In 'Assassin's Creed Origins'

    Dubbed as the first assassin, Bayik is seen as a sort of Egyptian sheriff, looking to right the wrongs of a corrupt regime. It appears that the release date for Assassin's Creed: Origins has been leaked online via a pre-order listing.


Most liked

Atari CEO Confirms New Game Console
The teaser video on Ataribox website shows a wood panel from various angles and that's pretty much all there is. The most obvious answer is that Atari is building its own version of Nintendo's popular NES Classic Edition .

Is lead in the U.S. food supply decreasing our IQ?
In all, the EDF review surmised some 1 million children consume amounts of lead that are above the FDA's "safe" limit. A report found detectable levels of lead in 20 percent of baby food samples compared to other foods.

Free festival this weekend in Marietta will celebrate Juneteenth
A Juneteenth celebration is set for Saturday in honor of the 152nd anniversary of the U.S. A day of education, music, dancing, food and family fun is planned.

Jury questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial
From the moment she revealed what had happened to her, Andrea sought to have this matter addressed in the criminal justice system. But that wasn't what made the biggest news in the aftermath of the mistrial - the story centered on Bill Cosby's wife Camille .

NC unemployment rate falls to 4.5 percent, best since 2001
The May unemployment numbers showed an increase of a tenth of a percentage point, increasing the rate to 5.0%. EDD said the state has added more than 2.5 million jobs since economic expansion began in February 2010.

Otto Warmbier's Father Thanks Trump Administration for 'Bringing Otto Home'
But his father, Fred Warmbier, gave a full-throated dressing down of the hermetic nation Thursday once his son was home. Cardiac arrest in young, healthy people is rare and generally caused by either intoxication or traumatic injury, Dr.

Three police shot, man dead after 'terrorist attack' in Melbourne, Australia
The Amaq news agency - which is affiliated with the so-called Islamic State group - carried a statement claiming responsibility. He had taken a prostitute hostage and forced her to ring the Seven Network's Melbourne newsroom on Monday afternoon.

Congressman faces third surgery today after ballpark shooting
In a statement , President Trump said he and Vice President Mike Pence were monitoring developments closely. He said that it is known to all that GOP congressional baseball team practises at the field all the time.

Paris police shoot hammer attacker at Notre Dame
Hundreds of people on the esplanade in front of Notre Dame were evacuated and authorities urged people to stay away from the area. Reuters reports that the attacker was shot in the chest and has now been taken to hospital - but his motive remains unclear.

Interesting records of Pakistan vs England Champions Trophy semi-final
But Bairstow's luck ran out when a misjudged pull off Hasan's third ball sailed gently to Mohammad Hafeez at deep square leg. Junaid Khan struck again to dismiss Moeen Ali off a brilliant catch by Fakhar Zama.

Iran accuses Saudis of supporting terrorist groups
Press TV reported that Tehran MP Elias Hazrati said the assailants were armed with two Kalashnikovs and a handgun. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has fingered the United States for instability in the Middle East .

Tillerson: North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier
Mr Warmbier, a student from the University of Virgina, went with his tour group to North Korea in January 2016. Rodman, who backed the president during his campaign, also said in March that Trump liked Kim and vice versa.

'Covfefe' legislation could stop Trump deleting his tweets
So under this law, Trump's practice of deleting his tweets from both his personal and POTUS accounts would be considered unlawful. But the White House recently clarified that social media should be taken as official communication from the president.

Warriors beat Cavaliers to win NBA Finals
Consider this: Warriors guard and two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry averaged 26.8 points, 9.4 assists and 8 boards during the Finals. The Warriors swept the Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs to earn their NBA Finals berth.

Accuser describes alleged Cosby sex assault
Cosby does not plan to testify, meaning the trial's outcome will likely hinge on whether jurors believe Constand's testimony. Gianna Constand was defiant in cross-examination, often firing back at defense attorney Angela Agrusa's questioning.