Since Russia began its bomb campaign in Syria one week ago, Russian fighter jets have shadowed U.S. predator drones above Syria at least three times, according a pair of U.S. officials.
Fox News reported that the Russian jets flew “intercept tracks,” according to one of the officials, thereby coming close enough to the predator drones to assert their presence. The Russian jets did not try to shoot the drones down.
“The Russians flew very close but did not impede the drone flight,” one official stated.
The incidents occurred over an area in Syria controlled by the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIL or ISIS) as well as over the border between Syria and Turkey near Korbani and in the northwest region of Syria near Aleppo.
“The first time it happened, we thought the Russians got lucky. Then it happened two more times,” one official said.
Full article: Russian Fighter Jets Shadow US Predator Drones Over Syria (Washington Free Beacon)