Jun 19, 2017
In the first incident of its kind since the Syrian civil war started in 2011 an U.S. Air Force jet shot down a Syrian jet fighter that was attacking coalition positions including American forces who are training resistance fighters against the Assad regime. The Syrian jet dropped bombs near coalition positions and was clearly attempting to inflict damage and casualties.
Of course, the Assad regime claims otherwise and said the jet was attacking ISIS forces in the area although there were not any known to be in that location. This serves as a clear warning to Assad that such action against coalition forces will not be tolerated.