Moscow calls US air force in Syria illegal, accusing US fighter of blocking Russian strike mission

The Russian Defense Ministry has called the presence of the US air force in Syria illegal, alleging that an “American F-22 fighter actively prevented a Russian pair of Su-25 attack aircraft from carrying out a combat mission to destroy the Daesh stronghold in the city of Mayadin over the western bank of the Euphrates River” on November 23. “The F-22 aircraft fired off heat flares and released brake shields with permanent maneuvering, imitating an air battle,” Major-General Igor Konashenkov, the Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesperson said on Saturday. But when the Su-355 fighter appeared, the American fighter moved back into Iraqi airspace,” he said.

He charged that US attempts to hinder the ISIS defeat in this and “many other incidents” caused most of the “near misses” between US and Russian planes in the Euphrates area.

 

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6 thoughts on “Moscow calls US air force in Syria illegal, accusing US fighter of blocking Russian strike mission

  • Dec 10, 2017 @ 2:30 at 2:30
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    Apart from the typical russian propaganda nonsense, this is the most outrageous.
    if there was an F-22 in the vicinity, i’ll wager infinite money that Russian assets had no idea it was there.
    This is more typical russian nonsense. I hate the fact western new agencies even bother posting articles like this.
    Why not leave propaganda to the Russian sites we all know to ignore?

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    • Dec 10, 2017 @ 12:23 at 12:23
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      If you were not there, then you are the most “reliable” source to tell us the truth…

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      • Dec 10, 2017 @ 14:32 at 14:32
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        We see that even if the Russians do not see them they fear them … an excellent result for the West.

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  • Dec 10, 2017 @ 17:27 at 17:27
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    Russia knows that engaging US Aircraft whether by air or ground would be of no benefit to its strategic goals. They need their aircraft to keep Assad safe in Damascus.

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  • Dec 10, 2017 @ 20:13 at 20:13
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    propaganda on both sides–however, I am glad that America is finally showing its strength. Need to destroy Irans nukes-The Iranians religious dogma wants an Apocalypse ( or nuclear annihilation)–which would then allow the Shia Messiah to return.

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  • Dec 10, 2017 @ 22:53 at 22:53
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    While the US is insane for supporting Sunni jihadis, Russia is playing a game with Iran that is very dangerous. All Islamic nations are the self-declared permanent deadly enemies of the entirety of non-Muslim humanity. There must be NO alliances our games with Islamic scum, only the boot to their heads until Islam is gone from earth.

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