U.S. Navy shoots down Syrian government fighter jet
Jun 19, 2017 - U.S.
June 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy shot down a Syrian government fighter jet in retaliation for dropping bombs on U.S.-backed rebels, the U.S. military said. The U.S. attack on the Syrian government occurred near Raqqa, the de facto capital for the Islamic State, which is battling both the Syrian government and the U.S.-led coalition within the country. Operation Inherent Resolve released a statement explaining its attack on the Syrian government, saying Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's...
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Halethorpe man, among 7 who died in USS Fitzgerald collision, had followed in father's Navy footsteps
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Xavier Martin joined the U.S. Navy to follow his father’s footsteps. He excelled, and by 24 had become the youngest petty officer with a rank of first class aboard the USS Fitzgerald, based in Yokosuka, Japan, his father, Darrold Martin, said. "He was mimicking me," said Martin, of Halethorpe, who served four years in the Navy.The young sailor’s promising career Read more...
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(CNN)Seven missing sailors from the USS Fitzgerald were found dead in flooded berthing compartments following the warship’s collision with a merchant vessel, a US military official said.The Navy’s 7th Fleet said searchers found the bodies Sunday morning, Japan time, after the guided-missile destroyer returned to its base in Japan.”This loss is something we all feel,” Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander Read more...
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(CNN)A US Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane after the Syrian jet dropped bombs near Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) fighters on Sunday, the US military said in a statement. The shootdown came a little more than two hours after forces allied with the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad attacked the north-central Syria town of Ja’Din, which was controlled Read more...
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