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Australia suspends air missions over Syria as US-Russian tensions rise

21 Juin 2017

Russian Federation has threatened to target military planes working alongside the U.S. army after American forces shot down a Syrian jet.

That led Russian Federation, a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad, to warn that it would target USA -led coalition planes flying west of the Euphrates River.

The U.S. military shot down the Syrian warplane on Sunday, saying it had targeted an American-allied, Kurdish-led force that is battling the IS extremists in their de facto capital, Raqqa.

The United States will continue to conduct air operations over Syria, a spokesman for the US -led coalition that is fighting the Islamic State said Monday. FILE - In this file photo provided on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service shows Russian air force Tu-22M3 bombers strike the Islamic State targets the IS around Dei.

In May, a Russian plane flew within 20 feet of a U.S. military plane over the Black Sea, but the U.S. Navy described it as a safe encounter. "I don't think there's any real sense of what to do, beyond defending US troops and partner forces".

The Russian Su-27 maneuvered its wingtip within a few feet of the larger, slower RC-135 for several minutes, said Meghan Henderson, a spokeswoman for U.S. European Command.

"The Saudis and Americans are especially receivers of this message", Gen. Ramazan Sharif of the Revolutionary Guard told state television in a telephone interview. FILE - This March 7, 2017 file frame grab from video provided by Arab 24 network, shows US forces patrolling on the outskirts of the Syrian town of Manbij, in Aleppo province, Syria.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has said that all six ballistic missiles it launched at Islamic State militants in Syria this week hit their targets.

"There's no authorization for military force that Congress has passed that gives the President the ability to take military action against the Syrian regime", said the senator, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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On June 18, a United States jet shot down a Syrian Su-22 fighter-bomber near the city of Tabqa.

Moscow has previously threatened to scrap the deconfliction line, after an April 7 USA cruise missile strike on a Syrian regime airbase in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack against civilians.

Israeli security officials said Monday they were studying the missile strike to see what they could learn about its accuracy and capabilities. Iran fired ballistic missiles at IS targets in eastern Syria, in the province of Deir el-Zour, later on Sunday.

The official was not authorized to be quoted by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. The truce was meant to be extended but now appears to have collapsed.

Daraa-based activist Ahmad al-Masalmeh says fighting is now underway in the city.

Daraa is where Syria's crisis first broke out in March 2011 as an uprising against President Bashar Assad's government. The conflict quickly descended into a civil war, which has since left at least 400,000 people dead.

Syrian government forces have also been attacking IS in northern, central and southern parts of the country, seizing 25,000 square kilometers (9,600 square miles) and reaching the Iraqi border for the first time in years.

Syria's government is not involved in the operation and is instead looking further east to the largely IS-held oil-rich province of Deir Ezzor.

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Australia suspends air missions over Syria as US-Russian tensions rise