vineri, 23 iunie 2017

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  • Attacks heighten complexity of air war in Syria
    USA Today
    The U.S. pilot who shot down a Syrian regime attack jet earlier this week attempted a series of aerial maneuvers to warn the Syrian pilot away from attacking a U.S.-backed ground force. It was only after the Syrian ignored the warnings, which also included dropping flares and efforts to talk over an open radio frequency, that the U.S. pilot fired on him, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, said Friday in an interview from his headquarters in Qatar. “He even watched him deliver weapons in that area before he made the decision,” Harrigian said. It was the first time a U.S. plane downed a Syrian jet and the first air-to-air kill by an American plane since 1999 during the Kosovo campaign. Read More

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