Russia reportedly says it will treat coalition planes in Syria as targets after US downs Syrian jet

  • In response to a United States fighter jet shooting down a Syrian plane in its Raqqa province, Russia has said that it will now treat U.S.-led coalition planes as targets, the Associated Press reports.
  • On Monday, the Pentagon confirmed that the U.S.-led coalition had downed a Syrian jet — a first in Syria’s six-year civil war.
  • Syria immediately condemned the move as a “flagrant attack” that would have “dangerous repercussions,” according to the BBC. Read more (6/19/17 8:50 AM)