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US aircraft shoots down another UAV in Syria

22 June 2017

Key Points

  • A US F-15E shot down an Iranian-made Shaheed-129 in eastern Syria on 20 June.
  • The incident was the second such elimination of a UAV in June, and occurred only two days after a US aircraft shot down a Syrian regime Su-22.

A US McDonnell Douglas F-15E shot down an Iranian-made Shaheed-129 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in eastern Syria shortly after midnight on 20 June, the second such elimination of a UAV in June.

US officials declined to provide details on who might have been operating the UAV simply referring to the vehicle as “pro-regime”, although several different groups are operating in the area some with direct Iranian backing.

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