Theresa May plays down risk of clash with Russian forces in Syria

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces look toward

The defence ministry also condemned the downing of the jet and said that the act was a violation of global law.

Moscow also declared it would suspend the use of a military hotline meant to avoid conflicts between the USA and Russian military campaigns in Syria.

The latest development from the more than six-year-long civil war in Syria is sure to escalate global tensions even more, just as the Islamic State has begun losing ground in the so-called caliphate.

Updated at 8:51 a.m.

Russian Federation says it will now treat all USA -led coalition planes in the air over Syria, west of the Euphrates, as targets after an American fighter jet for the first time in the six-year conflict shot down a Syrian military plane.

USA -led air support then hit the Syrian pro-government forces with a "show of force", officials said.

The Russian defense ministry says in a statement that, starting Monday, it will track all jets and drones of the USA -led coalition west of the Euphrates and treat them as targets.

And it has demanded a full account of why the U.S. military shot down a Syrian SU-22 on Sunday.

The downing of the jet and Russia's response came as the US-led coalition and allied fighters battle to oust Daesh from its Syrian bastion Raqqa.

The US Central Command said, however, that the Syrian plane bombed US-backed forces and the action against it was "in accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defence of coalition partnered forces".

US aircraft were being repositioned Monday after concerns about the contested battle space, said Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the Baghdad-based Operation Inherent Resolve. The pilot of the Syrian Air Force self-ejected over the area controlled by ISIS, and his fate is unknown, the ministry said.

The Russian Defense Ministry said USA attacks against Syrian forces were considered "military aggression". He said government forces began attacking the SDF on Saturday, using warplanes, artillery and tanks in areas that SDF had liberated from ISIS.

On Sunday, a spokesperson for the US-led coalition told ARA News: "The Coalition does not seek to fight Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend Coalition or partner forces from any threat".

Earlier this month, the coalition fired on pro-regime ground forces who approached the garrison and shot down a pro-regime armed drone.

The Dutch government is sending a military refueling plane to Kuwait to assist the US -led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

The downing of the Syrian jet is the latest escalation between the USA -led coalition and pro-regime forces in the country.

It also raised questions about how U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, which had previously put Iran "on notice" for its ballistic missile tests, will respond. U.S President Donald Trump turned down Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan's suggestion of desisting from partnering with the YPG during their meeting on May 21, and now Syrians and Russians are also wary that the advance of the SDF (or the YPG), with the backing of US forces, may have ulterior motives apart from just liberating Raqqa.

Related News:

  • Sarfraz hopes Champions Trophy win will bring global  cricket to Pak

    Sarfraz hopes Champions Trophy win will bring global cricket to Pak

    Hasan Ali was responsible for taking the last Indian wicket , leaving the Blue Shirts with 158 runs from 30.3 overs. Afridi also put the Champions Trophy triumph on the same pedestal as the 1992 World Cup victory.
    Congressional shooter carried list of Republican lawmakers

    Congressional shooter carried list of Republican lawmakers

    Jack Sava, director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center said at a news conference Friday afternoon. The FBI believes Hodgkinson had moved from IL to Alexandria in recent months, and was living in his vehicle.
    EU Brexit talks to focus 1st on citizens' rights

    EU Brexit talks to focus 1st on citizens' rights

    Barnier said the objective of the talks was to deliver an "orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU". The two sides are expected to meet monthly until March 2019, when Brexit is due to happen.
  • Sarfraz hopes Champions Trophy win bring international cricket to Pak

    Hassan, named player of the tournament after finishing with 13 wickets, has gained 12 positions to reach seventh rank. These eleven men are unstable and rickety but they can be at their best without being intimidated by their opponents.
    Mother of Dead Teen Speaks Out on Michelle Carter

    Mother of Dead Teen Speaks Out on Michelle Carter

    The case has set a legal precedent as there is no law in MA which makes telling a person to commit suicide a crime. After this, Michelle Carter grew more intense and barraged Conrad Roy with text messages over the next nine days.
    Prosecution rests in Cosby trial

    Prosecution rests in Cosby trial

    He read the depositions, in which Cosby admitted to using Quaaludes - a sedative that can induce sleep - to have sex with women. She said it's not only common for a victim to reach out to her abuser, but she may attempt to find out what happened and why.
  • Modric faces perjury charges in Croatian corruption trial

    Modric faces perjury charges in Croatian corruption trial

    Mr Modric was asked to testify about his multi-million pound transfer from Dinamo to the English club Tottenham Hotspur in 2008. Mamic is considered the most powerful man in Croatian football and his connections extend into many spheres of public life.
    Appeal for thousands more blood donors in South Tyneside

    Appeal for thousands more blood donors in South Tyneside

    Less than 7 percent of the population has type O negative blood, and only about 4 percent of the population has type AB blood. Whether it is patients receiving treatment for cancer, blood disorders, after accidents, surgery or during childbirth.

    Trump's lawyer: Ignore his tweets, the President is not under investigation

    The Justice Department has said Muller's work at the firm does not disqualify him from leading the investigation. Angus King , an independent from ME , said "we're 20 percent into" the collusion aspect of the investigation.
  • Iran strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

    Iran strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

    Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said Monday that "unlike others, Iran doesn't buy security and stability". Analysts were saying that the Iranian missile launches were as much a message to the U.S. and Israel as they were to ISIS.
    Singapore PM says sorry for family feud

    Singapore PM says sorry for family feud

    Lee Hsien Loong took over as prime minister from Lew Kuan Yew's successor Goh Chok Tong in 2004. Yesterday, he said he had done everything possible to avoid this state of affairs.
    Will Fiorentina continue the fight?

    Will Fiorentina continue the fight?

    Another 16 goals brought Lorenzo Insigne, 13 goals went from Jose Callejon and 11 from Marek Hamšík. Forecasts Bookmakers consider Napoli as the main favorite - the coefficient for the victory of the hosts is 1.28.


Most liked

Rising trend of casino apps
For those who are looking for a specific game, Cherry Rush also includes a description of what games can be found each site. It used to be that if someone wanted to play a casino game they had to find a land based venue.

Koepka Wins US Open
Harman tied with Hideki Matsuyama for second with a -12 score. "There's something about majors where I just focus in a lot more". Three quick wins in Spain, Italy and Scotland earned him automatic entry to the European Tour , where he won in Turkey in 2014.

Trump Transition Aides Ordered To Preserve Russia Documents
A close Trump associate said this week the president was considering firing Mueller, although the White House later denied it. It follows Trump's decision to hire outside lawyers to represent him in the probes.

Monarch goes to the max in Boeing deal
The Max 10 is 5.5 feet longer than its current Max 9, making it the fifth member of Boeing's family of single-aisle aircraft. Airbus , which moved first to update its aircrafts used in most midrange flights, now has a 60 percent market share.

Notable Stock in Focus: Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)
Following the sale, the director now directly owns 717,296 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $119,322,189.60. Progressive Investment Management Corp boosted its stake in shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation by 0.7% in the third quarter.

Georgia 6th District Congressional Race A Test Of Millennial Voting Strength
Watch for the Republicans in competitive seats who decide to retire, a sure sign of flagging optimism about the party's chances. The race is being seen as a proxy for the 2016 election, and millions of dollars have been poured into the low-level election.

Ireland's Varadkar says reassured by UK PM May over DUP deal
TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR paid his first visit to No. 10 Downing Street today, for talks with UK Prime Minister Theresa May . He said the last minute meetings "underline and emphasise" the strength of Ireland's relationship with the UK.

Tensions rise in Syria as Russia, Iran send United States warnings
Other Iranian officials were more blunt in their assessment of the attack. Before that attack, US officials informed their Russian counterparts.

Iran warns missile attack on IS in Syria can be repeated
It said the attack targeted "a command base.... of the terrorists in Deir Ezzor", Syria's oil-rich eastern province. Ramazan Sharif of the Revolutionary Guard told Iranian state TV in an interview.

Afghan President inaugurates first Afghanistan-India air corridor
It will also benefit Afghan farmers by giving them a quick and direct access to the Indian markets for their perishable produce. Modi and Ghani are looking at an ambitious target of US$10 billion (US$1=RM4.28) in annual trade in five years.

Cristiano Ronaldo rumours rubbished by Bayern chief executive Rummenigge
Where could Cristiano Ronaldo go next? Favorite for the signing of Ronaldo is a former Portuguese club " Manchester United ". However, Bayern have rubbished the report, labelling it as the "hoax of the day" on their official website.

Anti-terror probe opened in Paris vehicle attack
Police sources said that they found a Kalashnikov assault rifle, two handguns, ammunition as well as a gas bottle in the vehicle . Witnesses said the suspect's vehicle "exploded" on impact with the van and that the driver, who has not been named, was "armed".

Crude, gasoline stockpiles rise; crude prices fall
Qatar with a production capacity of about 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) is one of OPEC's smaller oil producing nations. Brent for August settlement was 56 cents lower at $49.56 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange.

Stanley Cup Final: Three keys to Game 5
The Pittsburgh Penguins will stick with Matt Murray for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final Thursday night (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. The "11 Bruins won the last seven-game Cup final with a 4-0 win over Vancouver in the Canucks" Rogers Arena.

3 Entertaining Ways to Improve Your Business Skills over the Coming Weeks
In both games and business meetings you may feel everything from frustration to elation, but the trick is to keep is all hidden. Play Poker While millions of people around the world may play poker solely for fun, you can also play to up your business game.