Russian fighter jet strikes US drone over Syria for sixth time this month © Provided by Firstpost  

RT: US drone locked weapons on Russian jets – Moscow  

The Su-34 and Su-35 planes were forced to fire flares during a dangerous encounter over Syria, a senior military official said  

A US MQ-9 Reaper surveillance and attack drone flew “dangerously close” to a pair of Russian Su-34 and Su-35 fighter jets in Syria on Wednesday, Moscow said. It was the second such incident in less than a week. 

According to Rear Admiral Oleg Gurinov, the deputy head of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria, the incident occurred shortly after 7:30 am local time over the northwestern Aleppo Province. He said the Russian planes automatically fired decoy flares after their radars showed that the Reaper had locked its weapons on them.  

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WNU Editor: The US has a different point of view …. Russian fighter jet strikes another American drone over Syria in the sixth incident this month (AP).  

Update: The situation is escalating (see tweet below).