Tensions Escalate Over U.S. Attack Of Syrian Jet

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The Russian Ministry of Defense is calling yesterday’s downing of a Syrian military plane “a cynical violation of Syria’s sovereignty” as well as “a deliberate default on their [the US Coalition’s] obligations under the memorandum on on preventing incidents and providing for safe flights during operations in Syria signed on October 20, 2015.”

As I reported yesterday, US Coalition forces–who are in Syria illegally–shot down a Syrian plane over Raqqa province. The Syrians say their aircraft was carrying out a bombing attack against ISIS. The Coalition claim is that the attack was against US-backed forces.

Russia has now denounced the shoot-down and broken off a communication channel with the US that established in 2015 to try and prevent incidents in Syrian skies.

From the Russian news agency Tass:

“As of June 19 this year, the Defense Ministry of the Russian…

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