Meanwhile, Syria has slammed the incident as a “flagrant attack”. Iran fires missiles into Syria. The incident took place in southern Syria near a base where the USA -led coalition was training Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group. He noted that since assuming power in January, the Trump administration has been absent from any such efforts focused on ending the war in Syria.
Sam Heller, a Syria expert at The Century Foundation think-tank, said the regime was provoking confrontations, but neither side appeared to want a major escalation.
Sergei Ryabkov said the shooting down of the Syrian air force Sukhoi 22 over Taqba on Sunday was a “continuation of America’s line to disregard the norms of worldwide law”. Russian Federation says it shut down a line of communication with the USA that the two countries had used to not accidentally target each other in Syria.
“We will work diplomatically and militarily in the coming hours to re-establish deconfliction”, said US General Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, referring to the hotline.
The dispute over the Syrian attack on the US -backed fighters and the American response came as Iran launched ballistic missiles at Islamic State strongholds in eastern Syria in retaliation for a pair of attacks by extremists in Tehran earlier this month that killed 17 people.
US forces tangled earlier this month with Syria-allied aircraft in the region.
In its statement today, Moscow accused the USA of failing to use the established communication hotline to warn Russian Federation about the downing of the plane.
The ministry said in a statement on Monday that it was suspending the deal, while US-backed opposition forces on the ground warned Syrian government troops to stop their attacks or face retaliation.
The U.S. military confirmed that one of its F-18 Super Hornets shot down a Syrian Su-22 that had dropped bombs near the U.S. partner forces SDF.
It’s a major step for the U.S. to take, and it’s now even more unclear exactly what the Trump White House is trying to accomplish in Syria.
But the group was bombed at 2.30pm United Kingdom time, leading to the U.S. contacting Russian Federation via a de-escalation hotline, the statement said.
On Sunday, a US warplane shot down a Syrian army jet southwest of Raqqa, with Washington saying the army had dropped bombs near the SDF.
The Russian defense ministry said in a statement that, starting Monday, it will track all jets and drones of the US -led coalition west of the Euphrates and treat them as targets. USA officials say the aircraft had struck America’s rebel allies.
A statement from the coalition stressed that it will continue to defend USA allies.
Russian officials quickly denounced the actions of the U.S. Coalition aircraft will continue flying throughout Syria, although some assets will be repositioned, said Col. Ryan Dillon, a coalition spokesman. The destruction of ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria also further limits the group’s ability to project terror and conduct external operations throughout the region and the rest of the world. But as the U.S.
Syria’s ally Russian Federation issued a warning on Monday, accusing the USA of military aggression against Syria “carried out under the cover of ‘fight against terrorism’”. Moscow has said it entered the fight mainly to combat IS. Before that attack, USA officials informed their Russian counterparts. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Russian news agencies Monday. It said it expected the United States to now undertake an investigation into the shoot-down, to share the results, and to take corrective measures.