US MQ-9 Reaper

As Russian fighter jet strikes a U.S. Reaper drone in Syria, there is a significant escalation; the United States fumes at Moscow.

In a new act of escalation, a Russian fighter plane came perilously near to colliding with a US MQ-9 Reaper over Syria on July 23, shooting flares that caused damage to the drone. The damaged drone, according to Air Force Central Command, was able to return to its base without incident. For further information, view the video.

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