Russia’s defense ministry is threatening to treat U.S.-led coalition planes in Syria as targets if they fly west of the Euphrates River, according to a statement posted on social media by the ministry. The threat was made a day after the U.S. military shot down a Syrian air force jet on Sunday.
The ministry said it also cut the deconfliction line with the U.S.-led coalition following the incident.
There is absolutely no reason for the U.S. to be in the Middle East and, yet, what we are seeing is continuing U.S. escalation and aggression.
This is serious madness.