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U.S.-led coalition shoots down Syrian warplane

ANI  |  Washington DC [U.S.] 

A U.S. plane has shot down a Syrian military aircraft that dropped bombs near U.S.-backed fighters in Syria.

The U.S. central command issued a statement saying the plane was downed "in collective self-defence of coalition-partnered forces", which were identified as fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces near Tabqa, the Guardian reported.

The Syrian army earlier said that the U.S.-led coalition shot down one of its planes during a combat mission against Islamic State militants.

The United States is leading an alliance in the fight against Islamic State in Syria.

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 05:28 IST