U.S. Predator drone likely shot down over Syria, U.S. officials

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Posted: Mar 18, 2015 2:48 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Predator drone that was lost over Syria on Tuesday was likely shot down, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a matter they said was still under investigation.

The U.S. military has not commented on the possible cause of the incident.

A Syrian army source told Reuters the plane was brought down by Syrian air defenses over Latakia province - part of the western region of Syria where Damascus has been consolidating state control.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Sandra Maler)