HEADLINE US jets intercept Russian planes over Syria and fire warning flares

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US jets intercept Russian planes over Syria and fire warning flares

Independent

08:41, December 15, 2017

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American F-22 fighter jets have fired warning flares in Syrian airspace after Russian Su-25 jets entered an agreed upon deconfliction area, according to a US official.

The official told Reuters that the Russian jets left the area, which was above the Euphrates river, after the two US jets sent the warnings.

One official said that the aerial encounter lasted "several minutes", as the Russian jets crossed the de-confliction line several times.


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