Australia said it would temporarily halt air operations over Syria after the plane was downed.
That Australia reacted to Russia's warning reflects how seriously many are taking it, though the U.S. appears to be shrugging it off more or less entirely, having carried out another attack on pro-Syrian forces today, shooting down an Iranian drone in one of the areas Russian Federation told the USA to stay out of.
Coalition troops were working in the area alongside local forces who are being trained to fight the so-called Islamic State group. And, he says, it may be hard for the U.S.to avoid conflict in Syria.
"And we have to understand what we're getting involved in, right". "An incident occurred. We have to work through the incident".
Moscow also halted a military hotline with Washington over the incident, meant to prevent confrontations in Syria's crowded air space.
What is the reaction of Syrian and its major supporter, Russian Federation?
Suspension is "precautionary measure" amid rising tensions between Russian Federation and USA over downing of a Syrian jet.
In a report by RT News, the Russian government denies its consent in establishing a deconfliction zone around Al-Tanf. It is still unclear what the missiles struck, and Iran has provided few details. The U.S. F-15 shot the drone down after it was intercepted and failed to change course, according to OIR.
The drone was thought to be armed and threatening United States troops on the ground, officials said. "If you look back at the logs that we put out fortnightly, you'll see that all out operations were in support of the retaking of Mosul", he said on Thursday.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard says all six ballistic missiles it launched at Islamic State militants in Syria earlier this week hit their targets.
The shooting down of a Syrian warplane near the central Syrian city of Raqqa, where US-supported Syrian Democratic Forces are deployed to help capture the city from Daesh gangs, threatens to escalate tensions over Syria between Moscow and Washington. The base is home not only to Syrian rebel forces but also U.S. Special Forces and, as of last week, U.S. -operated High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) rocket launchers. "Assad's air force can't challenge ours".
And it is on the Raqa and eastern border fronts where the advances have brought the regime into conflict with US-led forces. "The Syrian government is very experienced at testing the edges of any envelope or red line". Russia, for instance, did not retaliate militarily after Turkey shot down its jet in 2015, he noted.
The larger problem, the officials and analysts said, is that Trump and his national security team have not advanced a long-term political strategy for Syria's future. When asked about the downing, White House Secretary Sean Spicer said that that United States wanted to keep an open line of communication with the Russians.
It said the incident would have "dangerous repercussions" on efforts to fight terrorism.
Other experts worry about the USA military attacking pro-Assad forces without a larger Syria strategy from President Trump.
Trump may decide he doesn't want to commit US ground forces to that struggle. "The Syrian Army and (its) allies' control over the Syrian border is logical and legal, and it's laughable to listen to calls asking an army of a sovereign state to stay away from its borders". "Escalation for no reason with no particular goal is not".