Russian Jets Harass US Drones Over Syria for 2nd Time in 24 Hours

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Russian Jets Harass US Drones Over Syria for 2nd Time in 24 Hours

Russian fighter jets harassed US drone aircraft over Syria again on Thursday, setting off flares and forcing the MQ-9 Reapers to take evasive maneuvers. It was the second time in 24 hours that Russia has harassed US drones there.The US Air Force said that the Russian jets flew dangerously close to the US drones, endangering the safety of all aircraft involved.The jets dropped flares in front of the drones and flew within 100 feet of them. This is considered unsafe and unprofessional behavior.The US military believes that Russia is trying to intimidate US forces in Syria.The incidents took place over Northwest Syria.The first incident took place on Wednesday, and the second incident took place on Thursday.The incidents have increased tensions between the US and Russia in Syria.The incidents are a reminder of the volatility of the situation in Syria. The US and Russia are both operating in the country, and there is always the risk of miscalculation or escalation.

In Syria, Russian jets harass US drone craft for 2nd time in 24 hrs

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