BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The Russian military nearly came to blows with a U.S. aircraft that was flying near the Hmeimim (var. Khmeimim) Airbase along the Syrian coast, the Chinese-language Sina News publication reported.

Citing the Sina report, the Russian publication Avia.Pro said, “the mysterious incident occurred near the borders of Syria,” pointing out that “the American strategic B-52H bomber came extremely close to the Russian military base, as a result of which the crew received a warning from the Russian military that they were ready to open fire.”

Avia.Pro said the Russian military also warned a U.S. F-16 fighter jet that was escorting the B-52H bomber in the eastern Mediterranean.

“It is reported that the Russian army’s ground radar deployed at the Khmeimim base detected a B-52H bomber approaching, and then the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system activated the fire control radar and captured the B-52H bomber with readiness to open fire,” the Sina report said.

“At the same time, the Russian military sent an emergency warning to the crew of the American bomber on an open channel, stating that the planes had entered the zone of Russian military control – if they could not immediately leave to return to the safe zone, the Russian military would launch missiles to down the aircraft. Having heard the warning from the Russian side, the crew of the B-52H bomber immediately left the airspace near the borders of Syria, ”the newspaper added.

Neither the U.S. nor Russia has commented on these latest claims.

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These clowns need to get their act together. Next time they may not get a warning. Idiots could have began a major war because they are too incompetent to follow established rules. They need to be demoted and or fired.

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3rd world war will not happen @ Sweet Robert. Neither US, Russia, France nor China and other super powers can afford the cost of rebuilding their own countries post the war. US public debt has crossed 22 Trillion Dollars. As a share of the U.S. economy, the national debt stood at 78 percent of GDP in 2018. US cannot afford any war. They will be happy to pick on very smaller weaker countries like Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq etc They will not fock around with Russia, Iran, China etc same logic goes with Russia & China too who have become economically… Read more »

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Hope you are right. But things can spiral out of control quickly by these errors.

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@ Long Live Syria Another point regarding the Chinese. you previously mentioned Uighurs were in Syria to gain experience and would be heading back home as they previously have during their Afghanistan adventures. Chinese provided military advisors but no troops. Kabani offensive needs foot soldiers not advisors. Cheapskate Chinese can not send 10,000 men. The currently have contracts to build apartment complexes for Syrians. I would tell Syria government to be careful. I hope their commercial buildings are better than their consumer products. As an American consumer I can tell you most products are made in China and these products… Read more »

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LLS : you’re parroting the usual anti-US bias about the debt and that the economy would collapse etc… Err, what you don’t get is that USA gets more interests from the money it loans than it pays on the money it owes! Same thing for e.g. France or the allegedly astronomical debt of Luxembourg… If you prefer, all pay negative interests or the more the debt is big, the more they earn!!! The money they loan is actually included in the debt. If a country is in big trouble with debt, it’s China! $45 trillions with an economy weighting $14… Read more »

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The only clown is Avia.Pro.
B-52s are not even around. This is utter BS!

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FAKE NEWS! WHY? Look : “At the same time, the Russian military sent an emergency warning to the crew of the American bomber on an open channel” : Hey, on an open channel = emergency frequency (in fact there are two in order to have redundancy). Anyone emitting on one of these two frequencies is heard by the WHOLE AERIAL COMMUNITY IN THE REGION, civilian and military! All traffic control operators, all aircraft, all airports, all navy vessels too… Now Avia.Pro which is well known for spreading gossip, crapaganda, etc, and often not knowing about what he’s speaking when it… Read more »