According to CNN, the U.S. just shot down an Iranian drone in Syria. The drone was reportedly within firing range of U.S. troops.
First on CNN: US F-15 shot down a 2nd Iranian made drone near At Tanf, Syria Monday. Armed drone was assessed to pose a threat to US forces
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This incident comes after a number of high-risk encounters in the region. On Sunday, U.S. forces shot down a Syrian jet, prompting Russia to issue a threat about shooting down U.S. aircraft. Also related was a near-miss collision between a U.S. fighter and a Russian fighter near the Baltic Sea.
The situation in the Middle East between the U.S. coalition, and the Syria-Russia-Iran alliance has reached a fever point. We’re all praying that President Trump will have the wisdom and skill to see our country through this dangerous time.
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UPDATE – The drone was reportedly made in Iran, but operated by the Syrian regime. H/T American Military News