Circumstances of US aircraft crash to be investigated by Syria

March 18, 2015 6:53 PM

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BEIRUT – 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. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Pentagon had not yet announced the loss, said U.S. officials were trying to determine why operators lost control...

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