søndag 18. juni 2017

US-led coalition downed Syrian army plane in southern Raqqa - Syrian army statement

US-led coalition downed Syrian army plane in southern Raqqa - Syrian army statement
A US-led coalition airstrike in Syria has destroyed a government warplane, the Syrian army has announced in a statement on Facebook. The pilot is missing, it added. 
 
According to the statement, the plane was carrying out operations against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the countryside around Raqqa when it was targeted, leading to a crash and the loss of the pilot, who is currently missing.

“This attack comes at a time when the Syrian Arab army and its allies are advancing in the fight against ISIS terrorists who are being defeated the Syrian desert in more ways than one,” the statement read.