US shoots down Iranian drone in Syria

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A US jet shot down an Iranian drone flying in southern Syria near U.S.-backed forces on Tuesday, a US defense official confirmed to Fox News.

A US Air Force F-15 shot down the Iranian-made drone, according to the official.

This is the second time the U.S. has shot down an Iranian drone in less than a month. It also marks the fifth time since late May the U.S. military has bombed pro-Syrian forces in southern Syria.

US special operations forces have been training Syrian rebels at an outpost near al-Tanf Syria, close to Syria’s border with Iraq and Jordan for the past few years.