This September 27, 2005 file photo shows An MQ-1 Predator taking off from Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, USA. AFP PHOTO/US AIR FORCE/MASTER SGT. ROB VALENCA
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A Syrian military official said Wednesday that an investigation is underway into the alleged downing of a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft by Syrian air defenses along the country's Mediterranean coast.A U.S. official said Tuesday that a U.S. Predator drone went down in Syria, but that it was unclear whether it was shot down. If confirmed, it would be the first American aircraft to go down over Syria since the U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against ISIS to the country in September.Syrian authorities denied the allegations.The Security Council remains divided over Syria's civil war, with the U.S. and its allies supporting the opposition and Russia backing Syrian President Bashar Assad.
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