US Aircraft Reportedly Shoots Down Turkish Drone Over Syria

A senior US official has told Charles Lister, a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute, that an American aircraft downed a Turkish Anka-S drone over northeastern Syria earlier today. So far the United States military has not publicly confirmed the shoot down.

The drone was reportedly deemed a threat to American military personnel at joint bases with Kurdish forces in the region. Turkey has ramped up drone strikes in Syria and northern Iraq against Kurdish targets in the wake of the PKK attack against the Turkish Interior Ministry in Ankara on Sunday.