US shoots down first Syrian war plane since entering Syrian air war in 2014

Yesterday, the US shot down a Syrian warplane for the first time since it entered the air war in 2014. They claim the Syrian plane bombed too close to US-coalition ground troops in the siege on Raqqa. Syrian & Russian warplanes are also involved in the siege.

Maybe the Hands Off Syria crowd can explain why, if the US is on a regime-change mission, this is the first time the US has taken down a Syrian plane?

Truth is, there are better ways to fight ISIS than to bomb civilians, including with white phosphorous. The only principled demand for the international antiwar movement to make is the immediate cessation of Syria, Russian, & US bombing of civilians & the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of US & all foreign military operations in Syria.