US aircraft shoots down large drone that dropped bombs near coalition troops in Syria


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A US aircraft shot down a large drone piloted by pro-regime
forces after it dropped “one of several
weapons
” near coalition forces in Syria, the Pentagon said in
a statement on Thursday.

The Pentagon said the drone aircraft was similar in
size to an MQ-1 Predator,
which has a wingspan of 55 feet and weighs more than 1,000
pounds.

The statement did not specify what type of US aircraft was
involved during the incident, which occurred in southern
Syria.

Unmanned aerial vehicles have

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