The episode with the appearance of a Syrian su-24 in the skies over al-Hasaka, where is the US special forces, continued. American General Stephen Townsend expressed a warning to Moscow and Damascus, which in the case of threat forces can be applied force. Previously, the episode ended after the Americans raised in the air fighter F-22 Raptor, after which Syrian aircraft left the area.
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A loud statement commander Townsend made in an interview with CNN. The publication quotes the words of the General that the American side informed Russia about the location of your special forces, which prepares in al-Hasaka units of the Syrian opposition. The Russian military, according to Townsend, in turn, warned the Syrians. Therefore, if you continue to be a threat, then the U.S. will protect its special forces, has informed journalists Townsend.
“We told the Russian where… They said that he had informed the Syrians, and here I’ll just add that we will defend ourselves if we feel threatened,” said the General.
Recall that a similar statement after the incident with the Syrian su-24 did and Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis. He said at a briefing that if the government forces of Assad will lead bombing near the location of the U.S. military, the United States will apply the right to the defense.
Earlier MKRU reported that the US air force raised in the air fighter F-22 Raptor, due to the fact that in the area of deployment of U.S. special forces appeared Syrian planes that had not responded to requests from the Ground. After that, su-24 SAR left the area “without further incident”. The report said that U.S. and Syrian military aircraft were from each other at a distance of only 1.6 km away.