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Watch: Dave Grohl's eight-year-old daughter joins Foo Fighters on stage

Dave Grohl's eight-year-old daughter has joined him and his band the Foo Fighters on stage to play drums just two weeks after taking them up. 

At Iceland's Secret Solstice Festival on Saturday eight-year-old Harper Grohl was brought onto the stage by the band to show off her drumming skills.

Grohl introduced his daughter by telling the 20,000-strong crowd she had recently told him she wanted to learn to play the drums.

"And I said,  'Do you want me to teach you?' She said, 'Yes.' And then I said, 'Do you want to get up in front of 20,000 people in Iceland and play?

"And she said, 'Yes'."

"There's another Grohl on the drum set now," he said.

Harper then began playing the first song she learnt, Queen's We Will Rock You, accompanied by the rest of the band.

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US shoots down Syrian Air Force fighter jet

The US military overnight shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against ISIS militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict.

The US-led coalition headquarters in Iraq said in a written statement that a USF-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 after it dropped bombs near the US partner forces, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces. The shootdown was near the Syrian town of Tabqa.

The US military statement said it acted in "collective self defense" of its partner forces and that the US did not seek a fight with the Syrian government or its Russian supporters.

US forces tangled earlier this month with Syria-allied aircraft in the region. On June 8, US officials reported that a drone likely connected to Iranian-supported Hezbollah forces fired on US-backed troops and was shot down by an American fighter jet.

The incident took place in southern Syria near a base where the US-led coalition was training Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group.

An Army spokesman at the Pentagon said at the time that the drone carried more weapons and was considered a direct threat, prompting the shootdown.

Just hours earlier, the US bombed Syrian government and allied troops inside a protected zone in that area, and marked a sharp escalation in the skirmishes between the coalition and those pro-Syrian government forces there.

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Jet (file picture). Source: istock.com