19 Jun '17, 5am

US fighter jet downs Syrian plane in Raqqa province

US fighter jet downs Syrian plane in Raqqa province US says the plane dropped bombs near coalition-backed forces, while Syria says its jet was flying in anti-ISIL mission. A file photo of an F/A-18E Super Hornet [US Navy/Seaman Weston A. Mohr via REUTERS] A US fighter jet has shot down a Syrian government plane in Syria's Raqqa province, officials from both sides have said. The US-led coalition on Sunday said it downed the plane after it dropped bombs on American-backed forces fighting ISIL in northern Syria. Yet, the Syrian army said its jet was on a combat mission against the armed group's fighters near the city of Raqqa, ISIL's de-facto capital in Syria. The incident came as a monitoring group reported the first ground fighting between Syrian government troops and the US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters. READ MORE: 'Staggering' civilian deaths in US-led Raqq...

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