BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – An Instagram account belonging to an alleged Russian pilot posted a video on Wednesday that showed a Russian fighter jet makinfna dangerous pass ahead of a U.S. aircraft in an undisclosed location in Syria.

According to the Defence-blo, who first posted about this, a likely Russian Su-30SM fighter jet made a dangerous pass ahead of a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper Drone as it was flying over Syria.

“It should be noted that MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that has turboprop engine. Russian fighter can produce “jetwash” or wake turbulence that that poses a serious risk to nearby aircraft and especially for remotely piloted aircraft,” the publication claimed.

It is not clear how old the video, nor if it is actually in Syria; this video first appeared on the alleged pilot’s Instagram account.

The Russian and U.S. forces in Syria maintain a deconflication line that is supposed to reduce dangerous situations like this; however, the two world powers have come across one another in previous flights before.

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I would maintain that the Russians are in the right here as they have been invited in to help the legitimate Syrian Government whereas the Americans haven’t.

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I don’t agree : If we except Palmyra and retaling the quarter or third of Deir-Ezzor, SAA+Russia hadn’t to fight Daesh a lot. When it comes to ISIS, the biggest of the workshare in Syria has been on SDF+CJTF/OIR and by far, add to this dismantling ISIS in Iraq which was much harder and was fully done by Iraqi Army, Peshmergas and CJTF/OIR. Since Syrian government evacuated “Rojava”, leaving the civilians behind in total violation of the Hague Convention, civilians self formed defence committees (YPG) and called first the Franco-Germans for help and later the Yankees. Since the Syrian Government… Read more »

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Oh, the SAA and allies had certainly tackled ISIS in many battles all the while suffering attacks by either/both the US and Israeli air forces. Not to mention the many bridges across the Euphrates that the US Air Force blew up in order to slow down the SAA pursuing jihadis. That was done in order to let the SDF seize the intended territory and important assets as oil wells.

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Not Iraqi army, that’s CIA…. CIA made isis , and one day it gonna be headache for them. Jaysi karni ayse varni…

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Bullshit.

The Kurdish leadership made a strategic failure hoping the Americans will help them to establish an independent state on the Syrian territory despite it includes regions with no Kurdish settlements but of course the oil-rich regions of Deir ez Sor.
By doing so they broke with all potential local allies. I’m sure that this will not work well for them on the long-run.

Despite your absurd claims the whole territory still belongs to Syria.

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The jets in the picture are indian Su-34s

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@Yo1m AMN uses generic stock photos often.
IMHO to reduce copy right costs.

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Sorry but it’s su30 mki

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India has NO Su-34. These are Su-30MKI, and you CAN’T get them from Russia.
Only HAL (India) builds these, and they’re not your usual Flankers at all, they’re stuffed with cutting-edge domestic, French or Israeli avionics/combat system mixed with the Russian ones. In fact, India simply test everything they can and choses what she sees doing the best ob (or the most cost effective job, it depends of the need).
A Su-30MKI already costed $76M, with the latest upgrades : Su-35/57 baked-in radar-absorbent skin and Su-57’s radar and EO/IRST, they’re likely to cost more than an EF-2000 now.

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I see no danger for Su whatsoever. On the other hand drone is of course not manned…

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Ash, another adventurous military trip by the US that invades Syrian airspace again.And they blame Russia ? Stupid US media. The whole blame should go to the American. They are unwelcome in Syria except to create deaths whenever they go.
How do you feel when an intruder peek at your house windows everyday ? Will you shoot em ? Of course, it’s America !

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The Flanker is enough far to not provoke turbulances for the MQ-9 and didn’t made a flight “ahead”, it flies under and on the right side, we even notice the camera doing a zoom. MQ-9 has a 20m wingspan, it’s unlikely the Flanker came close than 70-100m. Yet another bullshïtting by pseudo “experts” : if you want to destabilise a propeller aircraft while your in a jet with engines as powerful as the Flanker (and they’re VERY powerful), you don’t proceed like this at all… Sorry, I won’t give a fluid mechanics courses here to explain why this is utter… Read more »

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nice title::: ku-ku, moi malenkii….. “hello my little one” )))…