- Central command says plane downed in ‘collective self-defense’
- Syrian army says US coalition shot down plane flying against Isis militants
A US warplane shot down a Syrian army jet on Sunday in the southern Raqqa countryside. Washington said the jet had dropped bombs near US-backed forces. Damascus said the plane was downed while flying a mission against Islamic State militants.
A Syrian army statement released on state television said the plane crashed and the pilot was missing. It said the incident took place on Sunday afternoon near a village called Rasafah.