US repositioning aircraft over Syria as tensions rise

The US military said on Monday it was repositioning its aircraft over Syria to ensure the safety of American air crews targeting Islamic State, as tensions escalate following the US downing of a Syrian military jet on Sunday.


"As a result of recent encounters involving pro-Syrian Regime and Russian forces, we have taken prudent measures to re-position aircraft over Syria so as to continue targeting ISIS forces while ensuring the safety of our aircrew given known threats in the battlespace," said Lieutenant Colonel Damien Pickart, a spokesman at US Air Forces Central Command.


פרסום ראשון: 06.19.17, 19:25