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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

US military refuses to be intimidated after Russia threatens to target every US aircraft it finds west of the River Euphrates in Syria

The US has told Russia that it will not back down after Moscow threatened to target American and coalition planes and drones found in the west of the River Euphrates in Syria.
The threat from Moscow came after the US shot down a Russia-allied Syrian fighter bomber on Sunday afternoon after the plane dropped bombs near US-allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Russia condemned the US for shooting down the Russian plane then threatened to retaliate if US aircraft is seen in west Syria.
Following the threat, Captain Jeff Davies warned Russia that the US will not hesitate to defend itself. 

Capt. Davies told Fox News:
“We do not seek conflict with any party in Syria other than ISIS, but we will not hesitate to defend ourselves or our partners if threatened.”

Moscow had said it would target all planes and drones flying west of the River Euphrates. It also said a communication line between the Russia and US that was meant to help co-ordinate flights to avoid mid-air collisions had also been shut down. 

But Davis said at the press conference held on Monday that the countries were still speaking to each other about their operations.
“I'm confident that we are still communicating between our operations center and the Russia federation operations center. And I'm also confident that our forces have the capability to take care of themselves.”
Department of Defense spokesperson Major Adrian JT Rankine-Galloway promised that coalition aircraft would not be intimidated by Russia and added that they would continue conducting “operations throughout Syria, targeting ISIS forces and providing air support for Coalition partner forces on the ground.”

“As a result of recent encounters involving pro-Syrian Regime and Russian forces, we have taken prudent measures to re-position aircraft over Syria so as to continue targeting ISIS forces while ensuring the safety of our aircrew given known threats in the battlespace,” he said.


  • At 21 June 2017 at 05:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Feels like I am reading a well orchestrated piece. Pseudo conflicts generated at the spur of the moment to aid Trump' s political issues at home. Lives being threatened and even lost all in a bid to get more 'likes'. You all will be exposed soon.

  • At 21 June 2017 at 05:43 , Blogger Alfa Mega said...

    The beginning of 3rd world war. Armageddon

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    Winter is Coming.

  • At 21 June 2017 at 07:59 , Anonymous Gregory said...

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    at home. Lives being threatened and even lost all in a bid to get more 'likes'.

  • At 21 June 2017 at 08:06 , Blogger Timothy Adebayo said...

    Signs of end time..... ..its getting much closer than anticipated.

  • At 21 June 2017 at 08:11 , Anonymous Hrm paul said...

    I pity Russia. UK Holland France swiss Germans Saudi d entire Use and Nato is with America I pity Russia

  • At 21 June 2017 at 10:52 , Anonymous Top Nigeria News said...

    America and Russia should respect themselves. The world is not ready for another world war. But Russia should have known by now that America now has a no-nonsense person as President. Donald Trump is different from Obama, who is a man of peace. Donald Trump is unpredictable and should be avoided till his tenure elapse. Though, i like people like Trump. He is the kind of President i wish for Nigeria.

  • At 21 June 2017 at 13:53 , Blogger Vivian Reginalds said...

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