CNN: American fighters were raised to intercept Russian aircraft in the skies over Syria
NEW YORK, December 14. /TASS/. Two US air force fighter jet F-22 were raised to intercept two Russian military planes in the skies over Syria near the Euphrates river. This was announced on Thursday the broadcaster CNN, citing two U.S. military representatives.
According to her, the incident occurred on Wednesday. As claimed by CNN, the Russian military aircraft crossed the border of the zone of de-escalation, but the American fighter have filed several warning lights.
According to one American representative, said the broadcaster, in this area there is also a Russian fighter jet su-35. According to U.S. representative, question about this incident was discussed at the communication lines, intended for the prevention of air incidents in the skies over Syria.
The Memorandum on the prevention of incidents and ensuring the safety of aviation operations in Syria was signed on 20 October 2015 between the ministries of defence of Russia and the United States and entered into force the same day. This agreement was necessitated by the adoption of measures to minimize the risk of incidents between aircraft of the Russian Federation and the international coalition headed by the USA over the territory of Syria.