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After U.S. Downing Of Syrian Jet, Russia Launches New Airstrikes04:54
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A fighter jet lands on the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in the Mediterranean Sea. F18 fighter jets launch multiple times a day from the carrier bombing the Islamic State positions in Iraq and Syria. (Bram Janssen/AP)
A fighter jet lands on the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in the Mediterranean Sea. F18 fighter jets launch multiple times a day from the carrier bombing the Islamic State positions in Iraq and Syria. (Bram Janssen/AP)
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Russia's Defense Ministry said Friday it launched cruise missiles at ISIS targets in Syria, destroying command centers and ammunition depots. It's the latest example of the complicated conflict in the skies over Syria.

The strikes follow the downing of a Syrian jet by a U.S. plane, and two drones that were shot down by the U.S. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with NPR's Phil Ewing (@philewing) about the situation in the air over Syria.

This article was originally published on June 23, 2017.

This segment aired on June 23, 2017.

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