Damascus has said it is shot down by U.S. coalition aircraft Syrian air force

Continued: the Coalition headed by the USA, confirmed the destruction of the aircraft Syrian air force

The coalition led by the USA shot down the plane air force Syrian area of Raqqa. On Sunday, June 18, reports Reuters with reference to the defense Ministry of Syria.

The defense Ministry indicates that the plane was shot down on Sunday afternoon during the execution of combat missions against militants of banned terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG). The pilot still not found.

In the Syrian defense Ministry has called the incident a blatant attack, an attempt to undermine the efforts of the Syrian army in combating terrorism in their territories.

“This happened at a time when the Syrian army and its allies achieve success in the fight against terrorists IG”, — specifies the Ministry of defense of Syria.

In September 2016, the aircraft the Syrian army was shot down in Deir ez-Zor on Severo-the country East, pilot killed.