US pilots will defend themselves as Russia threatens aircraft over Syria, Pentagon says | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


US pilots will defend themselves as Russia threatens aircraft over Syria, Pentagon says

U.S. pilots over Syria will defend themselves if attacked by Russians, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday, following a report that Russia will treat U.S. or coalition aircraft as targets if they fly over areas in western Syria controlled by Russia.

The Russian Defense Ministry made the threat Monday after a U.S. F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian Su-22 after that plane bombed U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces that are working with the U.S. to defeat the Islamic State on Sunday.

Tags:

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA