Syrian army says U.S.-led coalition downed Syrian army plane

by Reuters
Sunday, 18 June 2017 19:28 GMT

AMMAN, June 18 (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition downed a Syrian army jet in the southern Raqqa countryside during a Syrian combat mission against Islamic State militants, the Syrian army said on Sunday.

An army statement released on Syrian state television said the plane crashed and the pilot was missing. It said the incident took place on Sunday afternoon.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; editing by Andrew Roche)