BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – The U.S. Coalition released a statement tonight, accusing the Syrian Air Force of attacking the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) at the town of Ja’ydeen in western Al-Raqqa.

In response to the Syrian Air Force’s attack, the U.S. claimed it had warned the latter about approaching this area before downing the jet near the Islamic State stronghold of Resafa.

“At 6:43 P.M., a Syrian regime Su-22 dropped bombs near SDF fighters south of Tabqah and, in accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defense and Coalition partnered forces, was immediately shot down by a U.S. F/A-18E Super Horne,” the Coalition’s statement read.

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Despite claims that the Syrian Democratic Forces controlled Ja’yadeen south of Tabaqa, the Syrian Arab Army had actually captured the town earlier in the day, contrasting the U.S.’ statement.

The Syrian pilot that was flying Su-22 is still at the moment.

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  1. Sad. On both sides.
    Nevertheless, With the number of times Turkish F-16 have bombed SDF, Muricans downed zero Turks.
    Let’s hope things won’t escalate, it’d be really stupid, nevertheless, US-Navy has no legal mandate from the UN to operate into Syrian airspace.
    I hope the SyAAF pilot managed to bail out safely.

  2. Sad from US side : there are not friendly, there are in an illegal war.
    I do not think that SAA will attack kurds : no interest for now and later.
    If russians do not send SU-35 along SU-22, it means they are weak.

    • Well, very likely to be an oooooppps strike from the Su-22 pilot : take a look at the cockpit of a Su-22 :
      https://www.milavia.net/specials/polish-fitters-istrana/fitters-istrana_8.jpg

      http://www.dutchaviationsupport.eu/01-2014/Aeronautica/NTM%20-%20SU-22/SU-22/10-%20Cockpitview%20in%20de%20Fitter%20nog%20lekker%20veel%20analoog.jpg

      Have fun to distinguish exactly who’s on the ground until they have very different gear, i.e. classical European theater during cold war would have been OK as you were sure a T-72 wasn’t a M60 MBT.

      Usually, SAA doesn’t targets SDF but with everybody using technicals, IS having seied IFV and even tanks from SAA, SDF having seized these from IS, enemies look like friends and friends look like enemies.
      Now there can also be irrational factors in the head of the pilot or his general… Some in SAA may be willing to go after SDF : just look at all the vomit on this page.

      Now, I absolutely agree : US are operating illegally over Syria, thus, it also makes the day of Syrian govt and Russia as they’d have to seriously increase efforts to compensate the fact SDF receives international support. Now, basic ROEs are not to go after Syrian militaries but visibly, Mattis has added “as long they don’t mess with our partners” and then, it becomes a serious issue as they already don’t have to be here…
      We have a serious diplomatic problem here which in the end, will hurt more US position at the UN as they act out of international law.

  3. The US is again exposed as the greatest criminal enterprise the world has witnessed for many hundreds of years.
    Lies, cheating, extortion, bribery , torture, genocide,usury and terrorism are the way that the USA operates.

    The good news is that the world is waking up to this.

  4. “conducting legitimate counter isis offensives” nothing legit about these yanki bastards being in syria at all ,,how come no one is asking them why they are shoving there nose illegally where it dont belong and taking side of the kurds now? what is there real reason being in syria internal affairs???

    • It’s legally speaking pretty complicated :
      For sure, crossing into the airspace of a legitimate UN country is absolutely illegal. But also, any nation that gets attacked has also the right to go after attackers and IS has done attack pretty worldwide, including in the US (so has Qaeda or… PLO and with the shit they’ve done in my country, well, fuck the Palestinians!).
      So, what happens usually is that countries that have such roaches doing shit and can’t handle it, let others whom themselves have been attacked by roaches pound’em : 2 cockroach exterminators are better than a single one. Now, the problem is when the muricans are implied, well, they mostly act like the schoolyard bully…

      • YOU ARE JUST TALKING NOTHING ELSE YOU CAN DO. YOUR COUNTRY ELECTED THE ZIONIST GOVERMENT AND YOU KNOW VERY WELL WHO IS BEHIND ALL THIS MESS AND ALSO YOU KNOW WHO IS SUPPORTING TERRIOOST. BY BLAMING SAA HEZBOLLAH IRAN IRAQ AND OTHER RESSISTANCE MOVMENT AS TERRIOST WHO IS THEMSELVE FIGHTING TERIOST . SHOW TRUE NATURE OF THINKING LIKE MINDED PEOPLE LIKE YOU . BE A SLAVE OF ZIONIST AND WHABHI KINGDON ITS GUD FOR YOU BUT TIME WILL COME WHEN U GO THE GRAVE AND REPLY TO THE REAL MASTER AND CREATOR . UNLESS YOU R DEVIL WORSHIPPER OR ATHIEST OR DONT KNOW YOUR FATHER

      • You know that the West and its proxies are financing and arming Daesh and other terrorists to destroy independent countries?
        Since that has failed in Syria they are now using their Kurdish proxies to occupy at least some parts of Syria.
        ” PLO and with the shit they’ve done in my country” This is called payback time (at least a little bit) for all the EVIL your country has done to the world.