US F-22s intercept Russian fighter jets, fire warning flares

Two U.S. F-22 Raptors intercepted and fired warning flares at two Russian Su-25s over the tightly congested air space in Syria along the Euphrates River on Thursday, officials said. (Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson/Air Force)

 

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. F-22 Raptors intercepted and fired warning flares at two Russian Su-25s over the tightly congested air space in Syria along the Euphrates River on Wednesday.

The Russian fighters had crossed an agreed upon deconfliction line that runs parallel with the Euphrates River. The U.S. and its Syrian partner forces, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, operate on the eastern side of the Euphrates, and it’s a region Russia and its Syrian regime allies are supposed to steer clear from.

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GIBRALTAR TENSIONS: Royal Navy fires warning flare at Spanish ship in British waters

Gibraltar

Gibraltar has been at the heart of a territory dispute between the UK and Spain for years

 

A ROYAL Navy patrol boat has fired three flares at a research vessel from Spain amid increasing tensions over the Rock.

Spanish oceanographers onboard research vessel Angeles Alvariño anchored in British waters as they attempted to drop a sonar buoy.

A Gibraltar Squadron speedboat was scrambled to stop them after radio contact failed.

Royal Navy ship the HMS Sabre then fired three warning flares, eventually forcing the research ship to leave. Continue reading