USA shoot-down of Syrian jet prompts Russian threat

In response, Russia's defence ministry said it would suspend coordination with the U.S. over deconfliction zones and begin tracking coalition jets operating in Assad-held areas west of the Euphrates river.

The Su-22, a Russian-made warplane, had attacked a town held by the USA coalition-aligned Syrian Democratic Forces, "wounding a number of SDF fighters and driving the SDF from the town", the United States coalition's press service told dpa.

The Syrian army said the downed plane was on a combat mission against the extremist militia in al-Raqqa.

- How serious is this? Since Monday, the Russian Ministry of Defense has suspended a memorandum of cooperation with the United States aimed at avoiding air incidents in Syria.

Regime attacks "will force us to retaliate and use our legitimate right to defend our forces", Silo added.

The new clash comes two months after the US launched a barrage of Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase that had hosted airplanes responsible for a chemical weapons attack in Idlib province.

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During previous talks processes, the smaller parties have claimed they have been marginalised. He added: "We see no reason why devolution and the executive can't be up and running now".

Then on May 18, coalition aircraft struck a pro-regime convoy apparently transporting Shia militiamen as it drove toward a coalition garrison at At-Tanaf near the Jordanian border. The U.S. also has about 1,000 troops on the ground in Syria advising local fighters.

The Pentagon has repeatedly stressed it has no interest in increasing its role in Syria's civil war, and that its sole focus is on defeating IS.

Ozerov insisted that Russia will be tracking the coalition's jets, not shooting them down, but he added that "a threat for those jets may appear only if they take action that pose a threat to Russian aircraft".

The Syrian aircraft was destroyed, the Russian ministry said.

The U.S. Central Command had issued a statement saying the downed Syrian military jet had been dropping bombs near U.S. -backed SDF forces, which are seeking to oust Islamic State from the city of Raqqa.

"As a result of recent encounters involving pro-Syrian regime and Russian forces, we have taken prudent measures to reposition aircraft over Syria so as to continue targeting ISIS forces while ensuring the safety of our aircrews given known threats in the battle space", coalition spokesman Col. Ryan Dillon told CNN.

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Many analysts see Iran's hand behind this push, and highlight Tehran's concerns over the growing strength and influence of the SDF.

"The goal is to get the U.S.to repeatedly confirm that it has no military intentions inside Syria, aside from eliminating the Islamic State", she said.

"We're trying to support our partners on the ground in driving the level of violence down to where local security forces can actually deal with security challenges with a minimum amount of worldwide support", he said.

Trump, who campaigned on a pledge to quickly defeat IS, ordered his generals to come up with a revised plan to defeat the jihadist group.

A number of SDF forces were wounded in the attack, the statement from the Combined Joint Task Force said.

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