On June 18, the US-led coalition shot down the Syrian army's aircraft in southern Raqqa countryside while the jet was fulfilling its mission against Daesh.
The US-led coalition again expanded the geography of its airstrikes in Syria following Russia's warning earlier this week.
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee is asking President Donald Trump for the legal rationale behind the decision to shoot down a Syrian jet over the weekend, US media reported on Thursday.
Recent reports suggest that on Tuesday, the US coalition downed a Syrian drone near the Syrian village of al-Tanf. Later reports said that it was an Iranian-made Shaheed-129 owned by Syria. The coalition, however, provided no footage or proof of the incident. Iranian political analyst Emad Abshenas questioned the trustworthiness of these claims.
The recent move by the US to shoot down a Syrian warplane and a drone indicates that Washington will do its best to re-shape Syria according to its own interests, Turkish experts told Sputnik. They also described the incident as a chance for Ankara and Damascus to bolster bilateral ties.
The US-led coalition against Daesh hasn't just been shooting at terrorists: it first shot down a Syrian Su-22 fighter bomber and then downed a Syrian drone, claiming that it was part of the "collective self-defense of Coalition partnered forces." Turkish military expert Celalettin Yavuz explained the real reasons behind the attacks.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that Moscow has not received explanations from Washington regarding the downing of a Syrian aircraft by US-led coalition forces.
US strikes against Syrian forces are direct assistance to terrorists, Russia's deputy foreign minister said.
The UN chief expressed concern over US attacks against Syrian forces.
Washington maintains the deconfliction line with Moscow in Syria after the Russian military suspended it over a US jet shooting down a Syrian aircraft, US Department of Defense spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis said.
In an interview with Sputnik, Syrian MP Ammar al-Asad said that his country's army will not take kindly to the US recently shooting down a Syrian military jet over Syrian territory, near the city of Tabqa.
On Sunday, a US jet shot down a Syrian Su-22 fighter jet. Moscow responded by suspending Russian-US cooperation over Syrian airspace, and promising to intercept any US-led coalition aircraft in Russia's area of operations in the country. Speaking to Sputnik, Israeli Syria expert Eyal Zizzer emphasized that the US does not want conflict with Russia.
The Soufan Group intelligence firm outlined the Gordian knot of the Syrian war.
Australia's suspension of its anti-Daesh air campaign over Syria may prompt other non-NATO members to follow suit, Russian military expert Leonid Ivashov told Sputnik.
Moscow expressed concern over the actions of the US coalition in Syria.
According to media reports, Australian Defence Force strike operations into Syria have temporarily ceased.
A Russian lawmaker has called Russia's suspension of cooperation in Syrian airspace is a logical response to provocative actions of the US-led coalition.
Russia should use tougher language with Washington following the air incident in southern Raqqa, Colonel General Leonid Ivashov told RIA Novosti, adding that it seems that the US-led coalition deliberately gets in the way of the Syrian Arab Army's efforts to defeat Daesh (ISIS/ISIL).
The Syrian Foreign Ministry demanded Monday that the UN Security Council condemn the actions of the US-led international coalition, which resulted in the shooting down of a Syrian combat jet in the province of Raqqa.
The US-Russia deconfliction line for Syrian airspace has been operational over the past few hours, US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford said at the National Press Club on Monday.
On June 18, the Syrian Defense Ministry said that the United States-led coalition shot down its aircraft in the countryside near Raqqa when it was on a combat mission against Daesh.
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