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bananas

(27,509 posts)
Wed Oct 7, 2015, 09:28 PM Oct 2015

At least one US military jet diverted over Syria to avoid Russian warplanes, Pentagon confirms

Source: Daily Mail

  • U.S. aircraft are still flying attack and other missions daily over Syria
  • Pentagon said they couldn't confirm how many diversions have taken place
  • Four Russian warships in Caspian Sea launched 26 strikes on ISIS targets
  • Russian defense minister insists the missiles did not hit any civilian area
  • U.S. NATO chief praises Russia's 'impressive' military presence in Syria


The Pentagon says at least one U.S. military aircraft changed its route over Syria recently to avoid coming dangerously close to Russian warplanes.

A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, says he could not provide details, including the number of times this has happened.

He says U.S. aircraft are still flying attack and other missions daily over Syria. But he acknowledges that the air operations have had to be adjusted since the Russians began flying.

Davis says this highlights the Pentagon's interest in talking further to Russian officials about ways to avoid accidents and potential unintended conflict in the sky over Syria.

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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3264177/At-one-military-jet-diverted-Syria-avoid-Russian-warplanes-Pentagon-confirms.html

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At least one US military jet diverted over Syria to avoid Russian warplanes, Pentagon confirms (Original Post) bananas Oct 2015 OP
This is actually good news. Confirms that US and Russia are cooperating leveymg Oct 2015 #1
Agreed, it is a very good sign. BlueEye Oct 2015 #3
Good to know. nt bemildred Oct 2015 #2
Russia and US jets flying support for opposite sides? What could possibly go wrong? Maybe whereisjustice Oct 2015 #4
...^ that 840high Oct 2015 #5

leveymg

(36,418 posts)
1. This is actually good news. Confirms that US and Russia are cooperating
Wed Oct 7, 2015, 09:38 PM
Oct 2015

And have exchanged Friend or Foe transponder codes so as to avoid an accidental shoot down.

BlueEye

(449 posts)
3. Agreed, it is a very good sign.
Wed Oct 7, 2015, 09:50 PM
Oct 2015

Perhaps this will mark the beginning of the end for Syria (and the world's) protracted nightmare.

whereisjustice

(2,941 posts)
4. Russia and US jets flying support for opposite sides? What could possibly go wrong? Maybe
Wed Oct 7, 2015, 11:43 PM
Oct 2015

we should ask Doctors without Borders (MSF).

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