20 Jun '16, 6pm

US F/A 18 nearly shot down a Russian SU-34 in Syria by @defencepk

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/19/u-s-and-russian-jets-clash-over-syria.html U.S. and Russian Jets Clash Over Syria American and Russian fighter jets had a tense showdown in the skies above Syria as the Russians dropped bombs on U.S.-backed rebels. U.S. and Russian fighter jets bloodlessly tangled in the air over Syria on June 16 as the American pilots tried and failed to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria near the border with Jordan. The aerial close encounter underscores just how chaotic Syria’s skies have become as Russia and the U.S.-led coalition work at cross-purposes, each dropping bombs in support of separate factions in the five-year-old civil war. The near-clash also highlights the escalating risk of American and Russian forces actually coming to blows over Syria, potentially sparking a much wider conflict between t...

Full article: http://defence.pk/threads/us-f-a-18-nearly-shot-down-a-ru...

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