US shoots down Turkish drone in Syria

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WASHINGTON — A US F-16 fighter jet shot down an armed Turkish drone that was operating near American troops in Syria Thursday after several warnings, according to US officials.اضافة اعلان

The Turkish drone had come in too close to US troops on the ground in Hasakah, Syria, according to media reports. The drone was armed and had been dropping bombs on nearby targets, and while it was not targeting US troops it was determined to be close enough that it posed a danger to U.S. forces, one of the officials told AP.

The officials said the shootdown was ordered after more than a dozen calls to Turkish military officials stating that US forces were on the ground in the area and the US military would take action to protect them if the drone didn’t leave.

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