Pentagon reports on dangerous encounter between Russian and US-led coalition aircraft in Syria
About six weeks ago a “close call” took place between planes of the Russian Air Force and the US-led international coalition. The military was able to resolve the situation, RIA Novosti reported, citing a high-ranking US Department of State representative.
“We had a couple close calls about six weeks ago which we were able to work through,” said the senior State Department official in a statement. “We [also] had an incident in July where we shot down a Syrian plane which was violating arrangements we had put in place, and we worked through that.”
The State Department spokesman stressed that the mechanisms …read more