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Russia warns US its fighter jets are now potential target in Syria  

An F/A-18 fighter taking off from the USS Harry S Truman aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean. The threat of direct Russian-American confrontation in Syria escalated on Monday after Moscow said it would treat any plane from the US-led coalition flying west of the Euphrates river as a potential target.

Russia said it was responding to US planes shooting down a Syrian air force jet on Sunday. The US said its planes had acted to defend US-backed forces seeking to capture the Islamic State capital of Raqqa in north-east Syria. Read more HERE.

Published on 19/06/2017 @ 22h03   | |