US Shoots Down Syrian Government Fighter Jet In ‘Show Of Force’

A U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian regime aircraft after it attacked U.S.-backed forces in Syria on Sunday, according to the U.S.-led Operation Inherent Resolve coalition.

An F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down the Syrian SU-22 in what the coalition said was a “show of force” after the Syrian fighter dropped several bombs near Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters south of Taqbah. The coalition acted “in accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defense of Coalition partnered forces,” according to the task force’s statement. The engagement represents the first time a U.S. aircraft has shot down an aircraft belonging to the Bashar al-Assad regime.

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  • canminuteman

    The US really needs to sort out where they are fighting against ISIS or supporting ISIS.

    • mobuyus

      While the progressives cast their lot with isis.

      • There are no allies to be had in Islam’s civil war.

  • Ho Hum

    The U.S. has no business being in Syria. Why are they shooting down Syrian fighter jets that are bombing ISIS? Can there be any doubt that the U.S. is the biggest supporter of terrorism in the world?

    • BeukendaalMason

      Because the Syrian jet wasn’t bombing ISIS, it was bombing the non-ISIS (possibly) jihadists. While ISIS and Assad’s “government” are the two biggest baddies there, there are other forces who are fighting like the Kurds, Democrat Syrians, and more. It would be great if the US, Kurds, Syria, Russia, et al would just kill ISIS but many have other goals they wish to also complete.

    • Minicapt

      Yes, but you need to be sentient.

      Cheers

  • Ho Hum
  • Hard Little Machine

    Has the NYTcondemned it yet or just blamed it on the Jews