According to the Department of Defense, an F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Su-22 jet after the village of Ja’Din, southwest of Raqqa was bombed. The village is currently being held by Syrian Democratic Forces which the US backs in the fight against Islamic State. Several of the SDF fighters were reportedly injured in the bombing. The US Super Hornet that participated in the first air-to-air combat in over a decade was from the USS George H.W. Bush.
Later the U.S. Central Command issued a statement saying the Syrian plane was downed “in collective self-defense of Coalition-partnered forces,” identified as fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near Tabqah.
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