U.S. Super Hornet Shoots Down Syrian Regime Jet in Northern Syria

U.S. Navy F-18E Super Hornet (Reuters/Shawn Nickel/U.S. Air Force)

June 19, 2017

OAN Newsroom

A U.S. Super Hornet shoots down a Syrian fighter jet as it was allegedly conducting a strike on a Syrian rebel group.

That’s according to an official statement from the U.S. Central Command.

The incident happened around 7:00 P.M. local time a little over a mile away from an established de-escalation zone in Northern Syria.

The statement also said the U.S.-backed coalition does not seek to fight with Syria, Russia or pro-regime forces, but it will not hesitate to defend coalition or partner forces from any threat.

The Syrian government condemns the shoot-down.

On Monday morning, Syrian officials are called the incident a “flagrant attack” that will have repercussions on the battle against terror in the country.

The Russian government warns the United States that any coalition aircraft flying over Syrian airspace will be treated as potential targets.

The Russian Defense Ministry also said it will stop communications with U.S. military aimed at preventing mid-air accidents.

  • William Roosa

    I would note that we are not operating under those rules anymore and the current CIC understands the value of not telling everybody what you are planning until it is too late for them to take advantage of it. As for the “I gotcha last” we did just shoot down the jet of a sovern country……

  • Basketcase

    How’s that for a red line?

  • John C Raby

    The Sambo Obumbler evil empire is only resting these days. Satanic driven as they are, they will return again and again until planet earth is in pulled into the hell they live in. It is always we veterans that sense the winds of war first because we always pay the price of freedom and Liberty with our bodies and our minds and with our many sorrows. There is no earthly reward for us that is large enough or long enough to repay the hurt and trauma we experience but we soldier o…n nonetheless.

    Sometimes I go to the local Eagles for a nights dancing and sometimes the band plays a tribute to our many old and lingering veterans and we are invited to join hands with each other and circle around our American Flag singing our veterans songs and as we march and as we sing I look at these old worn out warriors that fought in WWII, and Korea, and Viet Nam and I can see how and why we overcame the enemies and then I hold the next man’s hand a little tighter and I know how proud I am to be there with them … as one of them.
    John C Raby , Korean War Vet.
    (And hater of the New Age Communist Parasites)

  • Maximillian Tsane

    The world is used to us caving under Obama. They will have to get used to us not caving under Trump. Most people do not know how advanced our electronic warfare capabilities are over our adversaries, but they will.

  • R A.

    This is clearly a Demoncratic Hillary “Benghazi Jane” Clinton / Russian collusion!!!

  • Left Anti G D and Country

    The US is way above russian technology
    yf22 and 35 are way beyond russia and china

  • WEGDE

    “Alas, Babylon!”

  • Tado

    Next Target? Russian Warplane.
    The American Pilot must be a Leftist Dog Fighter – radicalized by deep state.
    Not Trump’s Air Force Pilot.
    Divided America.
    Diluted America.
    Disabled America.
    Lucky us, Trump is President.
    (2017-2025)

  • Cry Chucky Cry

    But how can this be…Trump is a close ally of Russia and even colluded with Putin they say…How can Trump go against his friend and shoot down Putin’s allies plane since the left says he is treasonous and in bed with Putin?

    Run that across Muellers desk…

  • antiliberal00

    If Russia wants their planes destroyed then bring them on. I’m sure our capabilities exceed theirs.

    • j jones

      This is not a game people will die

      • FreedomFighter

        No schitt sherlock. That’s the way it works princess. You play stupid games, you win stupid prizes.

      • Harry

        Russian missile defense will intercept any aircraft in the area
        of operations of the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria, the ministry
        said.
        “In areas where Russian aviation is
        conducting combat missions in the Syrian skies, any flying ojects,
        including jets and unmanned aerial vehicles of the international
        coalition discovered west of the Euphrates River will be followed
        by Russian air and ground defenses as air targets,” the Russian Defense
        Ministry announced.

      • Pezgun

        Your point?

      • Basketcase

        Dem logic 101, “We can’t defend ourselves or our allies because people will die.” Otherwise known as the snowflake doctrine, or the libtarded rules of combat. Rule number 1 – Don’t fight back unless you have been dead for at least ten minutes.

        • William Roosa

          I think we had this in Somalia also. Couldn’t shoot back unless you where bleeding. and don’t bring that artillery stuff cause it will provoke them……

  • Sonny Shaw

    Russia released a statement that Russia will now target US planes upping the ante and possibly expanding it role to fighting the US and it’s coalition forces. This could turn out to be the best proving grounds for US F-22’s and F-35’s yet… You would thing with all that Russian Collusion that the Trump, campaign was supposed to do this wouldn’t be happening; Guess what Democrats, there was no collusion by anyone in the Trump campaign, but there was collusion with the Russian in the Obama Administration under Sec. Hillary Clinton at the US State Department with the Clinton Pay to Play deal that netted the Clinton’s 145 million dollars from the Russians. Now Hillary is probably asking the Russians to put pressure on the Trump administration into backing down in Syria for another 145 million to the Clinton Foundation. Shooting down Russian and Syrian Jets just might become a sport in Syria.

    • j jones

      God what crazy comments, Americans will die and all you people say is HRC is at fault just crazy

      • Left Anti G D and Country

        for 60 years the same fear rose then died when Israel defended itself
        The US is way above russian technology
        yf22 and 35 are way beyond russia and china

      • Wake up Sheeple

        Oh wait…. Its Bush’s fault…

      • Sonny Shaw

        Well besides my misspelling of words, pretty much everything I just stated is true. We definitely need a proving ground for debugging our latest fighter designs… Hillary was still Sec of state when Syria erupted in a civil war on March 15 2011 and Obama stayed out of the conflict overtly, but behind the scenes supplied rebels with weapons from Libya, hence Benghazi I guess you missed that day.