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An American fighter jet shoots down Syria warplane after allies bombed

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces is battling to oust the jihadists from Raqa

AFP/PTI  |  Damascus 

An American fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane that the US-led coalition said attacked its allies in the fight against the Islamic State group in the war-torn country. The escalation comes as Syria's six-year-old war becomes ever more complex, with US forces and their allies converging on the northern IS bastion of Raqa in close proximity to Russian-backed regime troops. Further complicating matters, Iran said it launched missile strikes Sunday against "terror bases" in Syria's northeastern Deir Ezzor province in revenge for deadly attacks on its capital claimed ...

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 04:02 IST
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