US says "standard visual inspection” of the Iranian passenger plane by two fighter jets in the skies over Syria was meant to ensure the safety of coalition troops in al Tanf as the plane was flying over that area.
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps destroys replica of US aircraft carrier with missiles during military exercises near Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane for a fifth of global oil output.
Qatar is already blocked from accessing Saudi and Emirati airspace since they implemented a 2017 blockade.
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