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Western coalition in Syria shoots down menacing drone

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Washington (AFP) – A drone that threatened a base with US and partner forces in southern Syria was shot down by a British fighter jet with the Western anti-Islamic State coalition, the Pentagon said Thursday. The US Central Command said that two “unmanned aerial systems” ┬áhad flown toward the Al-Tanf desert garrison near the Syrian border with Iraq and Jordan late Tuesday. “As one of the UAS continued its course deeper into the Al-Tanf Deconfliction Zone, it was assessed as demonstrating hostile intent and was shot down,” said Bill Urban, spokesman for the US Central Command. The second drone …

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