In the area of the Syrian city of al-Hasaka (formerly al-hasakah – ed.), U.S. special forces engaged in preparation of groups of the Syrian opposition. August 18 in the area there were Syrian warplanes. According to the Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis, the Syrians attacked in the area strikes. Ground forces have tried to enter into contact with the aircraft SAR, but those are not the request is not answered, then in the air were lifted F-22 Raptor, which replaced the Syrian planes from the airspace of the governorate. Davis added that American planes appeared when su-24, Syria has left the area. So now the US wants to increase patrols in al-Hasaka.
When this later, as Reuters reports, the representative of the Ministry of defense said that the Syrians are not applied in a given area the air strikes and have not performed any other operations, but only tried to cross the airspace. Up in the air American fighter suggested that Syrian colleagues to leave the area, and did so “without further incident”. The report also says that American and Syrian warplanes were at a distance of about 1.6 km from each other.