Statement by the general command of the army and the armed forces:
The oldest flight called the international coalition this afternoon to target one of our fighter planes in the south raqqa region during its execution is a combat mission against ISIS terrorist organization in the area leading to the crash and loss of the pilot.
This blatant attack confirms beyond doubt the fact that the American position in support of terrorism is the object of an attempt to influence the ability of the Syrian Arab army to have the sole power of its allies to combat terrorism throughout the country’s territory. This attack comes at a time when the Syrian Arab army and its allies are making clear progress in fighting the terrorist organization of ISIS, which is into in the Syrian golan over a trend.
It also confirms the coordination between the United States of America and ISIS terrorist organization, and exposes the malicious intentions of the United States of America in the management and investment of terrorism to achieve its objectives in passing the American Zionist project in the region.
The General Leadership of the army and the armed forces, warning of the grave consequences of this blatant attack on counter-terrorism efforts, confirms that such attacks will not falter in their determination and determination to continue the war against ISIS and the the and associated groups. To Restore Security and stability to all the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.
Damascus, 18 June 2017