USA jets shoot down "Iranian drone" in Syria

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It was an Iranian-made Shahed 129 and was thought to be armed and in firing range of U.S. troops.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the incidents could be "very dangerous" and lead to an escalation of the war. Russian Federation condemned the USA action and in retaliation suspended a hotline meant to prevent such incidents.

In Syria's complex civil war, the U.S. backs some rebel groups opposed to President Assad, as well as fighters seeking to drive out the Islamic State (IS) group.

It said around 2 million children from Syria live as refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, adding pressure on already stretched support systems.

Sunday's downing of a Syrian jet was the first time any activity by Russian or Syrian regime forces have seriously affected the anti-Daesh coalition.

Central Command said Tuesday that Turki al-Binali was killed on May 31.

It said it does not tolerate what it described as "the demonstrated hostile intent and actions of pro-regime forces" against the coalition forces and its partners in Syria.

However, the SU-22 dropped bombs on SDF positions a few hours later, the Pentagon said, and "in accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defence of Coalition-partnered forces [the plane] was immediately shot down".

The presence of Iranian-backed troops, artillery and tanks and US -led coalition forces in southern Syria, namely around the At Tanf crossing at the Iraq-Syria border, has slowly turned the area into a flash point. "This is the same location where another pro-regime UAV dropped munitions near Coalition forces before it was shot down, June 8".

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So the tensions locally are mounting between the USA and pro-regime forces; between the U.S. and the Russians; and more broadly between Washington and Tehran.

On several occasions in recent weeks, warplanes of the USA -led coalition have also struck pro-government forces to prevent them advancing from the Al Tanf garrison in southeastern Syria at a spot where the country's borders join Iraq and Jordan.

Iranian-made A1B Ababil-1 unmanned aerial vehicle (drone). "There were multiple ways that Putin reacted" to Turkey's shoot down "but certainly not a direct war", said Borshchevskaya.

Australia will soon resume airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria after a temporary suspension due to threats against U.S. and coalition missions from Russian Federation.

"There has been neither a Security Council decision, nor a request from the official authorities of the Syrian Arab Republic as a sovereign state", Russia's Interfax news reported. Once ISIS is gone, we should neither aid nor oppose Assad's internal enemies, but we should not allow the Kurds to be left at the mercy of Turkey, Syria or Iraq.

The SDF is now trying to enact a siege of the city by taking the southern bank.

Syria's government is not involved in the operation and is instead looking further east to the largely IS-held oil-rich province of Deir Ezzor.

The incident underscores the growing tensions in the region as a battle develops for the control of eastern Syria, BBC defence and diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus says.

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