US military says it shot down an Iranian-made drone in Syria

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US forces shot down an Iranian-made drone flying over a base housing American troops in northeastern Syria, the US military said Wednesday.

The incident comes more than a week after a deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Turkey and Syria, followed by a significant deescalation of violence across the war-torn country.

US Central Command said in a statement that the reconnaissance drone flew over Mission Support Site Conoco on Tuesday afternoon before American forces shot it down.

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No group claimed responsibility for flying the drone in northeastern Syria, where it is not uncommon for bases housing US troops to come under rocket fire or mortar attacks. Iran-backed militis are based nearby, as are sleeper cells of ISIS that was defeated in Syria in March 2019.

There are roughly 900 US troops in Syria, including in the north and farther south and east, who work alongside Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces targeting ISIS militants and their sleeper cells.

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