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by Spike Bowan  |  Published on June 19, 2017

Navy jet shoots down Syrian warplane that attacked US-backed rebels!

A U.S. Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian government warplane after it attacked Washington-backed fighters near ISIS’ de facto capital of Raqqa, the U.S.-led coalition said Sunday.

In a statement, the coalition headquarters in Iraq said that a F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Su-22 that had dropped bombs near positions held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

“SDF came under attack from regime forces in favor of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad around 4:30 p.m. Syria time. A number of SDF fighters were wounded in the assault, and the SDF soon left Ja’Din.

Coalition aircraft conducted a show of force overhead that stopped the initial pro-regime advance towards the town.” Tribunist Reported

The coalition said the shootdown took place “in accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defense of Coalition partnered forces.”

In a statement, the coalition headquarters in Iraq said that a F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Su-22 that had dropped bombs near positions held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The statement said coalition aircraft had “conducted a show of force” to turn back an attack by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad’s forces on the SDF in the town of Ja’Din, south of Tabqah According to Fox News.

“The Coalition’s mission is to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria,” its statement said. “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 went on to call for all parties in Syria’s complex and bloody six-year-long civil war to “focus their efforts on the defeat of ISIS, which is our common enemy and the greatest threat to regional and worldwide peace and security.”

It would seem that things in Syria are escalating beyond the point of control as the Left-wing media would have most people believe. However, I have the utmost confidence in Secretary of Defense Mattis and President Trump that the fight against ISIS is a worthy and deliberate one.

The inaction of the previous administration has been made clear and apparent. Although multiple drone strikes were made under the Obama administration, the body count of would be Jihadis could have been more deliberate and concise in my opinion.

It was only a matter of time before this event occurred. The first of its kind in over a decade, with as many “fronts” as our forces are fighting upon, it was just a matter of time.

The statement from the coalition said, “a number of SDF fighters” were wounded in the regime’s attack, but did not specify further. The coalition also said that Russian officers had been contacted on a special “de-confliction” hotline to halt the assault.

For the first time since 1999, a United States fighter jet has destroyed a a manned enemy aircraft in air to air combat in an incident the US military is calling self-defense. The last recorded air to air kill by a US pilot was in 1999 during the Kosovo War when a US F-15 shot down a Yugoslavian Mig-29.

A statement issued by the US led coalition in the area clarified details about the incident:

“Following the Pro-Syrian forces attack, the coalition contacted its Russian counterparts by telephone via an established ‘de-confliction line’ to de-escalate the situation and stop the firing,” the statement read.

It is now a waiting game to see how Russia responds. Only clear heads and calm demeanors will prevail in the following days that are yet to come.

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