BREAKING: U.S. shoots down IRANIAN drone in Syria; Here’s what we know…

According to multiple reports, United States military forces have shot down a Pro-Assad Drone in Syria just 1 day after shooting down a Syrian fighter jet. The reports (as seen below), say that the Iranian-made drone was “assessed to be a threat”.

U.S. military officials said “Hostile intent and actions of pro-regime forces toward Coalition and partner forces will not be tolerated.”

Here’s more from ABC News:

The Hill reports that the Iranian drone “was assessed to be a threat”:

United States forces in Syria shot down an armed drone affiliated with Syrian president Bashar Assad’s government on Monday, according tomultiple reportsTuesday.

The drone, which was shot down by a U.S. F-15 fighter jet, was Iranian-made and “assessed to be a threat,” according to CNN.

On Sunday, U.S. military said it shot down the Syrian SU-22 plane in self-defense and after contacting Russian counterparts through the established de-confliction line. The Syrian aircraft was bombing U.S.-backed forces fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) south of Tabqa.

Russia responded by saying its surface-to-air missile systems in Syria would hereby track manned and unmanned aircraft from the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition if they go west of the Euphrates River.

Will this further U.S. tensions in Syria with Russia? Comment below with your thoughts…

 

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