A warplane belonging to the Syrian regime was shot down by a US Navy fighter after it dropped bombs close to US allies last weekend. Russia responded by threatening to shoot down US-led Coalition aircraft that fly west of the Euphrates River in Syria.
In response to the threat, the US military said that they will not hesitate to defend themselves.
A spokesman for the US military, Captain Jeff Davis told Fox News:
“We do not seek conflict with any party in Syria other than ISIS, but we will not hesitate to defend ourselves or our partners if threatened.”
“I’m confident that we are still communicating between our operations center and the Russia federation operations center.”
“And I’m also confident that our forces have the capability to take care of themselves.”
Department of Defense spokesman Major Adrian JT Rankine-Galloway additionallyemphasized that the US military would not be deterred by threats, and would continue conducting ‘operations throughout Syria, targeting ISIS forces and providing air support for Coalition partner forces on the ground.’
Young Conservatives reports:
Following Russia’s vow to shoot down U.S. aircraft that fly west of the Euphrates in Syria over the weekend, U.S. forces have responded, saying they’ll not “hesitate to defend ourselves,” should a conflict arise, per Daily Mail.
The promise was made after U.S. forces shot down a plane belonging to the Syrian regime.
Reports say the Syrian plane had just dropped bombs near U.S. allies.