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>> A US jet battling Islamic State, shooting down an Iranian-made drone in Syria on Tuesday, the latest in a series of incidents stoking tensions in the war-torn county. The Pentagon said the pro-government Drone, quote, displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces near Syria's border with Iraq. It's the second time this month US-led forces have shot down an Iranian drone, and it comes days after the US downed a Syrian government plane for the first time.
Sparking outrage from Russia, and Iran as they back Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in the six year old war. The threat of a direct US, Russia confrontation rising after Moscow threatened to target US planes flying west of the Euphrates River. The U.S. on Tuesday warning it would not, quote, tolerate any hostile intent and action of pro-regime forces.