U.S.-led coalition aircraft shoots drone over Syria


The wings of a C-130 Hercules turboprop military transport aircraft on the runway of the Ein Al Asard Air Force Base, which hosts the US military in Iraq, western Ambar, on July 8, 2021. (AymanHenna / AFP via Getty Images)

Washington — A fighter with a US-led coalition shot down a drone in eastern Syria on Saturday after unmanned aerial vehicles were seen as a threat, US troops said.

“The coalition aircraft was successfully engaged and defeated by the UAS through air-to-air engagement near the mission support site Green Village,” said US Army Colonel Wayne Marotte, a spokesperson for the coalition.

Pentagon is deeply concerned about attacks on U.S. personnel in Syria and Iraq last month after U.S. diplomats and troops were targeted by three rocket and drone strikes that injured two U.S. military personnel. He said he was.

Linda Saw