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US Fighter Jet Shot Down Iranian Drone Over Al-Omar Oil Fields In Eastern Syria

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US Fighter Jet Shot Down Iranian Drone Over Al-Omar Oil Fields In Eastern Syria

An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 391st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, launches heat decoys Dec. 15 during a close-air-support mission over Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon)

An F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet of the US Air Force had shot down an Iranian drone over eastern Syria, Fox News journalist Lucas Tomlinson reported on August 22, citing US officials.

According Tomlinson’s sources, the drone was shot down after approaching an unspecified area where some of 900 US troops deployed in Syria are situated.

On August 21, local sources in the eastern Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor reported that the US-led coalition shot down an unidentified drone over the al-Omar oil fields, which are held by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. This was most certainly the same incident reported by Tomlinson.

The sources said that the drone flew over the oil fields and the nearby CONICO gas facility for a few hours before being shot down. The coalition maintains bases in both areas.

This was not the first time the US had shot down an Iranian drone over Syria. On 8 June 2017, a US Air Force F-15E shot down a Shahed-129 combat drone of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps over the southeastern Syrian area of al-Tanf. Back then, the US-led coalition alleged that the drone attacked US troops.

A second Iranian Shahed-129 combat drone was shot down over al-Tanf by a US Air Force F-15E on 20 June 2017. The coalition claimed that the drone posed a threat to US troops deployed in the area.

The new incident will not likely lead to much escalation between the US and Iran. Tehran didn’t respond in the past to attacks on its drones in Syria.

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Cromwell

Its time those US forces came under attack in that area,maybe bring the Taliban in they know how its done.

Fog of War

Chabad Putin wont allow that.

Albert Pike

The Talibans are just the new US controlled Isis – it’s all theater…

Jim Allen

That remains to be seen. Until then it’s pure speculation.

Jim Allen

Hezbollah is a far better choice.

RaptarDriver

Well of course because Syria is sovereign American soil?

farbat

i hope norad offers more protection than centcome because if not than america will be leveled the moment it starts any serious wars and what worth does an enemy has who turns out to be that weak while boasting to be the greatest

Last edited 30 days ago by farbat
RaptarDriver

The pen (Propaganda) is Mightier than the sword?

block

Like most american garbage the f16 is the most crashed/scrapped fighter in modern aviation history. A real POS like the f35.

f-16 dot net

Fog of War

This was an f-15

block

Thx. Glad you mentioned it. At least 140 crashed f15s acknowledged by official sources. The real number is unknown.

Idiotic engineering and maintenance would be unacceptable in major Eastern nations. Profits over people in the west.

Jim Allen

When did these F-15 crash ? I think you mean F-16. F-15 (upgraded) has only very recently been returned to service.

farbat

america does lie like this all of the time its attempts to send warnings and its laughable please give us any evidence but anyway if it was an f15 than how miserable are your air defenses to begin with we downed your secret rq170 without any damage on it we took over your drones did take information with them and crashed them after they were not needed anymore we messed with you that badly and you cant even do much against a single drone that is what you want to give us as a message its stupid

farbat

the biggest issue here is that you dont see how weak you look by boasting constantly about things you dont even show evidence for meanwhile you get all the evidence from the other side even yemeni ansarullah do this thing better than the usa does

"Israel" is a terrorist NATO settler colony

Iran should deploy some AA weapons and use the American occupied zone of Syria as a weapons testing ground.

ERWIN VERCAUTEREN

fake news no proof or any pictures just a other lie and fake news by the fascist yankees and their miserable jewish rats

farbat

i actually agree but lets assume its true because if its true than they just show their insecurity about al tanf and also it means that al tanf might be a target either way its not a news america should bluff about they are shooting into their own foot specially the announcement that they used supposedly a f15 is very pathetic it shows how miserable american air defenses are at best

Last edited 30 days ago by farbat
farbat

what would they do if it was a ballistic missile warhead how do they stop that because the f15 cant stop that even in their dreams they will not be able to locate and stop it but they might be able to see the detonations atleast on the ground when the warheads hit their targets their biggest issue is that they dont have anything to actually stop such warheads its even nearly impossible for s400 which is why the russians develop s500 with having immense kinetic force during its launch it has greater capability to stop the force of an incoming warhead but still its very much unclear how well it really would work in wartime but american hardware is proven to not work at all and the only thing the americans did okay was their small arms over the last many decades

Last edited 30 days ago by farbat
Jim Allen

Range is the difference, S-400 is quite capable of dealing with an ICBM.

farbat

so they basically have to send fighter planes to intercept drones so what do they do against cruise and ballistic missiles i wonder because to me they look quite defenseless against such weapons even drones they have to basically overkill and waste immense ressources by starting fighter planes to get it done they are that lacking behind

farbat

wow the usa is even more than i thought a dinosaur and i wonder if they could do the same thing to iranian drones iran done to their drones like for example take them over and crash them shoot them from the air with a single missile and that in a manner in which a plane directly flying under it doesnt get hit and all the other stuff that was going on because to me it seems to be quite true what their centcom terrorist in chief mckenzie said that they lack behind in this area immensely and therefore pretty much lost air superiority because iran can hit america without america being able to stop it meanwhile iran can stop most of american attempts to hit it and worse than that irans military is made in a way in which even a hit doesnt stop anything while a few hits stop america completely as ain al assad strikes have proven their bases are easily taken out of function for days atleast with a simple dozen of strikes

Last edited 30 days ago by farbat
La Rata

Also start shor down the ilegal USA drone over Syria…

Cromwell

Now would be the best time to attack the US in Syria because they are being humiliated in Afghanistan,give them a taste of what they got at Al Asad base in Iraq,they would pull out faster than a rat up a drainpipe.

L du Plessis

The report says it was a unidentified drone, so its speculation!! could be Turkish, Russian, or Syrian.

YepItsTrue

Tit for tat, in the shadow US-Iran war. At some point US will lose another in return.

Last edited 29 days ago by YepItsTrue
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