U.S. aircraft shoots down a Syrian government jet over northern Syria, Pentagon says

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U.S. aircraft shoots down a Syrian government jet over northern Syria, Pentagon says

June 18 at 6:21 PM

A U.S. strike aircraft shot down a Syrian government fighter jet Sunday shortly after the Syrians bombed U.S.-backed fighters in northern Syria, the Pentagon said in a statement.

The Pentagon said the downing of the aircraft came hours after Syrian loyalist forces attacked U.S.-backed fighters, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, in the village of Ja’Din, southwest of Raqqa. The rare attack was the first time a U.S. jet has shot down a manned hostile aircraft in more than a decade, and signaled the United States’ sharply intensifying role in Syria’s war.

The incident is the fourth…

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2 thoughts on “U.S. aircraft shoots down a Syrian government jet over northern Syria, Pentagon says

    1. Agreed. Internet news sources are not always reliable (sometimes they report “false positives”), but they can be counted on to ferret out stories that lamestream media will not touch. I have seen stories that I believed with certainty had to NOT be true, only to see David Muir on ABC News grudgingly report that they were real. (i.e. The operatives who were *NOT* students at UC Berkeley but were there to incite riots.) Each time I see one of those, I think to myself: “I have to keep doing this. I have to keep posting these sometimes outlandish stories, even if I only have 70 readers and almost no traffic. If even a FEW of the stranger ones are true, then that makes it worthwhile. Plus, I add in some work that is clearly public service, notably reporting on missing children / adults. If it saves even one life….

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