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PARIS: Syrian shoot-down marks first 'kill' for Super Hornet

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US Central Command contacted Russian headquarters on a deconfliction hotline and called on Moscow to use its influence to "de-escalate the situation and stop the firing", according to the Pentagon. Despite warnings to the Syrian pilot on an emergency radio channel, the Su-22 remained in the area and was immediately shot down, in “accordance with rules of engagement and in collective self-defence of coalition-partnered forces”, the Department of Defense says.
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