US coalition downs first Syrian army plane

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A US-led coalition fighter jet has shot down a Syrian military plane in Raqqa province, the US has confirmed, the BBC reports.

The SU-22 fighter bomber was engaged by an F/A-18E Super Hornet after it had dropped bombs near the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, the Pentagon said.

It is the first time in the Syrian conflict that the US-led coalition has shot down a Syrian jet.

Syria condemned what it called a “flagrant attack” that would have “dangerous repercussions”.

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