Russia was accused by US Central Command of unsafe behavior in Syria, causing harm to a US drone.
This is the latest incident in numerous attempts by Russia to harass US forces in Syria.
This relates to a July 23 incident where “Russian military aircraft deployed flares, damaging a US MQ-9 while conducting a defeat-ISIS mission, the US said.
Lt. Gen. Alex Grynkewich, Commander of the US 9th Air Force unit, which is often called AFCENT or Air Force Central Command commented on the incident.
It notes also that “one of the Russian flares struck the US MQ-9, severely damaging its propeller.
We call upon the Russian forces in Syria to put an immediate end to this reckless, unprovoked, and unprofessional behavior.”.
The overall context is that Russia is harassing the US in Syria and this harms the anti-ISIS mission. »