BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – A U.S. reconnaissance drone was allegedly spotted spying on the Syrian military’s new S-300 air defense system.
According to the Arabic-language section of Russia Today, a U.S. RC-135V reconnaissance drone flew hundreds of kilometers to the Syrian coastal province of Latakia to spy on the S-300 system.
The report said that the U.S. drone took off from the Souda Airbase in the Greek island of Crete.
No other details were released.
The U.S. Coalition has not commented on Russia Today’s claim.
The Syrian military received the S-300 air defense system in early October after tumultuous exchange of hostilities with the Israeli Air Force resulted in the downing of a Russian IL-20 reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of Latakia.