The coalition the US has once again expanded the geography of flights in Syria
WASHINGTON, Jun 24 — RIA Novosti, Alexei Bogdanovsky. The coalition under US leadership has once again expanded the geography of flights in Syria in the past two days, according to reports of the coalition.
After the Ministry of defence on June 19 said the termination of cooperation with the US in the framework of the Memorandum on the prevention of incidents in the skies over Syria, the coalition announced a “redeployment” of its aircraft, although declined to say how it will change their routes.
According to summaries of the coalition, 20-21 June strikes only in the area of Raqqa — the self-proclaimed capital of the banned terrorist group “Islamic state”. However, on 22 June, the geography of flights has expanded in roll-back areas such as Abu Kamal in Eastern Syria and Deir-ez-Zor in the North-East, and Palmyra. In addition, the number of flights has been doubled — to more than 30.
This trend is confirmed summary for June 23, published on Saturday. The geography of the coalition strikes have been expanded again on Friday and included Abu Kamal, Deir ez-Zor, Raqqa, and areas of El-Saddad and al-Hasaka in the province of al-Hasaka in the North-East of the country.
RIA Novosti has not commented the coalition is narrowing the geography of shocks to recent events. The coalition representative Ryan Dylan said Friday that the channel of communication with Russia still works.
Aircraft of the US-led coalition against “Islamic state” shot down a Syrian su-22 in raqqa province, saying that the plane dropped bombs near the positions of the “Syrian democratic forces” (SDF, based on the units of the Syrian Kurds), reported previously in the coalition. Damascus said the plane Syrian air force carried out a mission against ISIS.
After that, the defense Ministry said that any planes and drones in areas of combat missions HQs in Syria will be accepted to support the Russian air defense as air targets. The Russian defense Ministry also announced the termination since June 19 the relations with the USA in the framework of the Memorandum on the prevention of incidents in the skies over Syria.