Damascus has written to the United Nations, saying the recent US downing of a Syrian air force jet shows beyond any doubt Washington’s backing for terrorism.
On Sunday, a US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian SU-22, which was conducting an operation against Daesh terrorists on the outskirts of the city of Raqqah.
In two letters addressed to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the world body’s Security Council, the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said on Monday that the shootdown incident revealed the “real face and the underhanded goal” of the US-led collation, which is allegedly fighting terrorists in Syria.
Sunday’s aggression “exposes the political and military inclinations and the malicious intentions of the US and its illegal alliance to manage terrorism and invest in it to achieve its objectives and realize the Western project in the region.”
The US-led coalition claimed in a statement that the downed jet had been dropping bombs near US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and it was brought down “in accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defense of coalition partnered forces.”