The Latest: Russia threatens after US downs Syrian warplane
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BEIRUT — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):
Russia is retaliating following the U.S. military's shooting down of a Syrian warplane.
Moscow is threatening aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and has suspended a hotline intended to avoid collisions.
The U.S. says it downed the Syrian jet on Sunday after it dropped bombs near U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces conducting operations against the Islamic State group.
The U.S. says it downed a Syrian military jet on Sunday because the aircraft had dropped bombs near the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces conducting operations against the Islamic State group.
Russia has responded by suspending a flight
The downing of the warplane — the first time in the six-year conflict that the U.S. has shot down a Syrian jet — came amid another first: Iran fired several ballistic missiles Sunday night at IS positions in eastern Syria in what it said was a message to archrival Saudi Arabia and the United States.
Syrian opposition activists say a 48-hour truce in the southern city of Daraa has been extended.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it was extended 24 hours. Daraa-based Ahmad al-Masalmeh confirmed the truce was extended Monday but did not know for how long.
The truce that went into effect Saturday came after some of the worst fighting in months between rebels and pro-government forces.
Activists say a "de-escalation agreement" brokered by Iran, Russia and Turkey in May has brought little relief. The agreement covers four zones in Syria where the rebels are fighting pro-government forces.
The Syrian government said the truce was part of national reconciliation efforts.
The Dutch government is sending a military
The government announced the deployment Monday, saying a KDC-10
During a six-week deployment earlier this year, a Dutch plane
The government says that later this year it will send a C-130 cargo plane to the region to help transport members of the coalition and their equipment.
Moscow has condemned the U.S. downing of the Syrian government fighter jet after it dropped bombs nears U.S. partner forces.
The ministry also called on the U.S. military to provide a full account of why it decided to shoot down the Syrian SU-22.
Russia, a key backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has been providing an air cover to the government's offensive on the Islamic State group since 2015.
The United States and Russia, which has been providing an air cover for Syria's President Bashar Assad since 2015 in his offensive against the Islamic State group, have a standing agreement that should prevent in-the-air incidents involving U.S. and Russia jets engaged in operations in Syria.
The ministry says it views the incident as Washington's "deliberate failure to make good on its commitments" under the de-confliction deal.
A top Russian diplomat has condemned the United States for shooting down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet the previous day as an act of "aggression."
The U.S. military confirmed a U.S. F-18 Super Hornet shot down Sunday a Syrian SU-22 after it dropped bombs near the U.S. partner forces, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, aligned with the Americans in the fight against the Islamic State group.
Russia has been a staunch supporter of Syria's beleaguered President Bashar Assad and has been providing an air cover for this offensive since 2015.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Russian news agencies on Monday that the downing was akin to "helping the terrorists that the U.S. is fighting against."
Ryabkov asks: "What is this, if not an act of aggression?"