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Russia warns U.S. after downing of Syrian jet

Russia's Defense Ministry said Monday that it will treat U.S.-led coalition planes in Syria, west of the Euphrates River, as targets after the U.S. military shot down a Syrian air force jet on Sunday.Moscow has condemned the U.S. downing of the Syrian government fighter jet after it dropped bombs near U.S. partner forces.The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that, starting Monday, it will track all jets and drones of the U.S.-led coalition west of the Euphrates and treat them as targets.The ministry also called on the U.S. military to provide a full account of why it decided to shoot down the Syrian SU-22.Russia, a key backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has been providing air cover to the g ...