"The F-15E intercepted the armed UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle] after it was observed advancing on the coalition position. When the armed UAV continued to advance on the coalition position without diverting its course, it was shot down," the statement said.
The coalition noted the drone showed "hostile intent," adding that the incident took place in the same location where another pro-Syrian government drone dropped munitions on June 8 targeting the Syrian Democratic Forces.
Iranian journalist and political analyst Emad Abshenas, editor-in-chief of the Iran Press, commented to Sputnik Persian on the incident.
"We have been hearing about this so-called international coalition for the fight against Daesh for many years already. The coalition however has not pursued any fight against terrorists. All we were able to see from it is the aggression and strikes on the Syrian people and the Syrian government army," he told Sputnik.
"International law means nothing to the US. It does not abide by international laws and norms. And the UN unfortunately obeys to the US, which does what it wants and acts like a Lord and a Master," the political analyst said.
He further explained that the Syrian army, the legitimate Syrian government and their allies have been able to disrupt the US plans to split Syria and the Americans started to act more aggressively, shooting down the Syrian jet. Washington also boasted that it has allegedly downed the Iranian-made UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle].
However it provided no footage or other proof of the incident, he said. He further explained why it is a bluff and why the US is bluffing.
On the one hand, the US wants to present the recent Iranian missile attack on the heads of Daesh terrorists in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor as its interference into the internal affairs of another state.
Any US military activity on the territory of Syria is an illegal invasion on the territory of a sovereign state, the expert said, which the US should be held accountable for, including the downed Syrian jet. The UN Security Council is simply obliged to condemn the US in accordance with the international laws and rules.
However the UNSC obeys to the US and won't go for it, Emad Abshenas concluded.