US F-22 fire flares to warn Russian jets in Syria, according to official

By REUTERS
December 14, 2017 19:06
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WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - US F-22 fighter aircraft fired warning flares on Wednesday after two Russian Su-25 jets entered an agreed upon deconfliction area in airspace east of Euphrates river, a US official said.

The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the incident involved two F-22 jets and the Russian jets departed from the area after the flares were fired.


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