US shoots down pro-Assad drone that opened fire on coalition forces

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  • No injuries but US military says drone ‘posed a threat to our forces’
  • Spokesman says such strikes will take focus away from fighting Isis

The United States has shot down a pro-Syrian government drone that opened fire on US-led coalition forces in Syria, a military spokesman said, in a major escalation of tensions between Washington and troops supporting Damascus.

No one was hurt in the incident, which occurred near the coalition’s At-Tanaf garrison, coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon told Pentagon reporters.

Related: US-backed forces fighting Islamic State enter Syria stronghold of Raqqa

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