Hirunews Logo
Close+encounter+between+US+and+Syrian+jets
Saturday, 20 August 2016 - 15:34
Close encounter between US and Syrian jets
23

Shares
2,868

Views
Two American F-22’s on patrol over Syria, flew within a mile of two Syrian fighter jets and "encouraged" them to leave.

The close encounter comes only a day after two Syrian warplanes attacked the Kurds, a key US ally, forcing US special operations forces to be withdrawn from their position in northern Syria.

The American aircraft are part of the beefed-up US air combat patrols in the area that the Pentagon had announced following Thursday's attack.

The pilots of the F-22 Raptors tried to call the Syrian aircraft cockpit-to-cockpit but got no response.

 
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Heavy snow across the globe
Friday, 13 January 2017 - 9:29
Many countries are experiencing heavy snow, foreign media states. The temperature in England, Scotland, North Ireland and Wales has hit minus 10 degrees... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
280 Views
707 Views
2,232 Views
1,527 Views
9,593 Views
44,339 Views
Top