It's the third time this month that that the US has downed aircraft affiliated with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.
Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016.
Uncertainty and confusion surrounded the fate of the head of the Islamic State group Friday as Russia announced it may have killed him in an airstrike.
Eastern European countries including Hungary, Poland and Slovakia have flatly opposed an EU plan adopted in 2015.
Doha has long faced accusations that it is a state sponsor of terror.
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