The US threatens to shoot down Syrian Air Force jets over northern Syria

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The Pentagon has warned that the USAF would shoot down Syrian Air Force jets after a pair of Syrian Su-24M2s bombed close to US special operations unit in northern Syria on Thursday. The USAF had to scramble fighter jets to intercept the Su-24M2s.

“We will ensure their safety and the Syrian regime would be well advised not to do things that would place them at risk,” said Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis. Davis added that the US has the right to “self-defense” when anybody is striking against US forces.

The incident happened on Thursday when Kurdish Asayish and pro-government NDF fighters clashed in the northern town of Hasakah. The Syrian Air Force carried out bombing sorties on the headquarters of the Asayish, when it turned out that there were US advisors in the proximity.

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