WW3: Russia Vows ‘Revenge’ After US Shoots Down Syrian Aircraft

Putin vows revenge over US shooting down Syrian military aircraft

Russia has vowed to seek revenge against Washington after a US-led coalition shot down a government warplane in Syria on Sunday.

According to a statement by the Syrian military, the plane’s pilot is now missing following the U.S. F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet shooting it down over the countryside south of Raqqa. According to the statement, the Syrian warplane was carrying out operations against ISIS shortly before it was targeted by U.S. forces.

Just a few days ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the United States would face “dire consequences” if they targeted government forces in any way.

Rt.com reports: The statement added that although such attacks seek to undermine the Syrian armed forces’ struggle against terrorism, they will not be deterred in fighting for stability and security in the Syrian Arab Republic.

The downing of the Syrian warplane, an Su-22, was confirmed by an official press statement from Operation Inherent Resolve, the US-led international task force against IS, which accused the Syrian government of targeting fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led militia.

“At 6:43pm, a Syrian regime SU-22 dropped bombs near SDF fighters south of Tabqah and, in accordance with rules of engagement and collective self-defense of Coalition partnered forces, was immediately shot down by a US F/A-18E Super Hornet,” the statement read.

The statement added that its mission is to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria and that the Coalition does not seek to “fight Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them, but will not hesitate to defend Coalition or partner forces from any threat.”

This is not the first time that the US-led intervention in Syria has led to standoffs and violence against pro-government forces. In September 2016, a coalition airstrike on Deir ez-Zor killed over 60 Syrian soldiers while in April 2017, US President Donald Trump ordered a Tomahawk missile strike on the Shayrat airbase, ostensibly in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons by the Syria government, though no concrete evidence of this has emerged.

Earlier in June, the US deployed several High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) in southern Syria, close to the border with Jordan. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the presence of the rocket launchers cannot be justified by a need to fight Islamic State terrorists, as IS forces are not active in the area. Instead, their presence threatens the cooperation between the Syrian government and their partners in Iraq.

  • Vox Populi

    Shit is about to hit the fan. Why has the U,S. Invaded another sovereign country without Syrian , UN, or US Congress permission or authority. We live in a world now where U.S. Unilaterally decides what country it wants to invade with troops and chooses to ignore sovereignty and international law.

  • palcau ioan

    without USA,the global cabal elite cant do anything ,so bring down this bs country ,n see how beautiful the world can be! USA is the world cancer amongst the nations! so sad,so true,but its fall will b like any nation has ever experienced b4!! in one single day the mighty USA will b brought down,the rest of us will b shocked by that! WHAT HAS BECOME OF THIS GREAT NATION?

    • Uncle Fuck Stick

      The dark khazarian Cabal is meticulously planning all for their arrival of the messiah. This is much more than just politics and money for thess evil entities…

      • Vox Populi

        You are so right! Wish more of our citizens were aware of the parasites within and the slaughterhouse they are leading us to. Same thing they did to Russia and white christians in 1917. That time the Khazarian cabal called it Communism.

    • soundsaboutright

      yep…that’s about how it will pan out……

  • John C Carleton

    OK, Either trump is in charge of the military as American children are taught, which makes him an international war criminal, or every thing the Washington DC pedophiles have taught the American children about the USA/Washington DC id a LIE.

    Take your pick, can’t have it both ways.

  • Andrew Hunter

    Russia please kill them all… Leave not one American alive… Anyone who helps these Saudi Heathens needs to be destroyed. There killing Christians and the US is sponsoring them,, Trump is the biggest Phony , lying piece of garbage. He Preaches one thing and does another, total joke and one term looser…..