The U.S. Department of defense announced that the aircraft F-18 American air force shot down a Syrian su-22, shortly before it attacked positions of Kurdish militias near the town of Cadin 40 kilometres from Raqqa.
The statement noted that the target was destroyed in full compliance with the rules for opening fire and in order to ensure collective security units operating in conjunction with the Western coalition.
In particular, before you shoot down the su-22, the us military turned to the command of the Russian forces in Syria to prevent escalation. We will add that for the first time since the conflict began, the U.S. air force destroyed an enemy aircraft.
The Syrian authorities reported the death of a military pilot. They said that the aircraft attacked positions of the «Islamic state». According to the statement of the official Damascus, the incident threatens the joint fight against terrorism.
«Coordination between the US and jihadists shows that Americans use terror to realize their American-Zionist project», — stated in the statement.