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    The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said that Russia demanded the US to investigate its downing of a Syrian military aircraft in Raqqa province.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia wants the United States to investigate its downing of a Syrian military aircraft in Raqqa province over the weekend, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday.

    "We demand a thorough investigation by the US command of the incident and to take the necessary measures to prevent the occurrence of similar situations in the future," Zakharova told reporters at a weekly briefing.

    On Sunday, the US-led coalition said it shot down a Syrian Su-22 fighter-bomber south of the city of Tabqah after the Syrian aircraft allegedly attacked the positions of the US-allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Damascus said the Syrian aircraft was performing tasks against the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia).

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