US fighter jet shoots down Syrian warplane

Early reports say the Syrian plane bombed U.S.-backed forces battling ISIS in the northern part of the country.
1:29 | 06/18/17

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Thank you for joining us on this Sunday. I'm Cecilia Vega, in for Tom llamas. We begin with breaking news overseas. For the first time, a U.S. Fighter jet has shot down a Syrian warplane. The Pentagon says the Syrian plane bombed u.s.-backed forces battling ISIS in the northern part of the country. We want to get to Steve ganyard. The Pentagon says this was in self defense? For the first time in almost 20 years, a U.S. Aircraft has shot down another manned aircraft. They got on the hotline to the Russians, said stop it. Shortly after, the pilot was cleared to launch a missile. How much could this escalate the conflict in the region? Hopefully this will set some limits in the skies over Syria. The U.S. Has been pushed by the Russians and Syrians for a long time, so hopefully it will calm things down. But the ball is in Mr. Putin's court. This could escalate to a conflict between U.S. And Russian forces. We want to turn next to new questions with president trump and the investigation into

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