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.

PM: Details of agreement with DUP will be made public
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.

Pakistan's 'pressure' got to India, says Kohli
Hardik Pandya cheered India fans in a capacity crowd as he hit three sixes off successive balls to bring up a dashing fifty. While the country's largest paper, the Urdu-daily Jang, announced: " Pakistan Champions, trounced Indian team ".

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 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.

Acquires 12367 Shares of Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)
Rnc Capital Management Llc increased Lowes Companies Inc (NYSE:LOW) stake by 8,706 shares to 48,302 valued at $3.44M in 2016Q4. The Crosslink Capital Inc holds 269,517 shares with $8.70M value, down from 302,920 last quarter. (NASDAQ:AMAT).

Recommended News

  • Newly reelected Real Madrid boss will try to tackle Ronaldo problem

    Newly reelected Real Madrid boss will try to tackle Ronaldo problem

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho does not want Cristiano Ronaldo back at the club, the Daily Express reports . He won three Premier League titles, one Champions League trophy and one FA Cup in those six seasons.

    Brexit: EU says 'clock ticking' on talks, Britain optimistic of good outcome

    Brussels is also resisting British demands for immediate talks on a future free trade arrangement. He thought that this first round of negotiations would be about getting a feel for each other.

    Bank of England chief downplays chance of interest rate hike

    Britain is due to leave the European Union by the end of March 2019 following last summer's referendum vote. A rate rise was not yet appropriate, Carney said.
  • And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus first on orderly exit

    And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus first on orderly exit

    May officially triggered the two-year Brexit process in March when she was riding high in the opinion polls. Mr Davis had previously said not settling both elements simultaneously would be "the row of the summer".
    Koepka clinches first major with victory at US Open

    Koepka clinches first major with victory at US Open

    To make the goal even more improbable, Moreno's header actually came with a defender's hand draped all over the side of his head. Having eagled the first hole, Casey recovered from a bogey on the tenth to card three birdies in the next eight holes.
    No other club offer for Ronaldo: Real boss

    No other club offer for Ronaldo: Real boss

    What I have been told is that he has the same structure [in Spain] that he had in England - and there was no problem there. The Spanish prosecution in the indictment alleged that Ronaldo had evaded tax "in a conscious and voluntary manner".
  • Grenfell Tower Protesters March on Kensington Town Hall

    Grenfell Tower Protesters March on Kensington Town Hall

    Treasury chief Philip Hammond said Sunday he believes the flammable cladding used on the building's exterior is banned in Britain. Mohammad Al-Hajali, 23, a refugee who fled Syria for the United Kingdom in 2014, was identified as another victim.

    Cuomo, Trump lawyer clash over Russian Federation probe

    That conflict involves Mueller's long-standing friendship with former Federal Bureau of Investigation head James Comey . The Justice Department has said Muller's work at the firm does not disqualify him from leading the investigation.

    Perez mum on rumours Ronaldo wants to leave Madrid

    Ronaldo could be back on the left wing of Old Trafford's picth, with Rashford or Mata on the other wing, and Pogba in the middle. He made just more than 250 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions, scoring 113 goals in the process.
  • Sarfraz named ICC Champions Trophy Team skipper

    Asked if Pakistan's victory was a big moment for the region, he said: "I congratulated them in the post-match". Hussey said England might emerge as one of the favourites at the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019.

    Confederations Cup: Ronaldo Misses Training Ahead Of Russia Clash

    Pitana and the linesman had initially allowed the goal, which would have put Portugal ahead 1-0 in their Group A opener. It was harsh on Mexico who had done most of the running, but Portugal have mastered the art of striking on the break.

    Congress Says No Scope for Consensus on BJP's President Nominee

    Venkaiah Naidu informed BJP veterans Advani and Joshi about the decision. "He is our consensus candidate", Shah told the media. Uddhav said he would take the final decision on Kovind's candidature after consulta tions with his colleagues on Tuesday.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.