RUSSIAN anti-air defence systems have reportedly started targeting US jets in Northern Syria, forcing Obama to down planes as tensions mount in the fight against the sick Islamic State.
American planes had been continuing their bombing campaign against terror scum ISIS on the Turkey-Syria border, when operations were ground to a halt by the Russian missile systems.
American officials accused Russia of going on to use the opportunity to bomb rebels that US forces had been supporting in the fight against the depraved death cult.
The presence of air defences has caused tension and conflict between the two nations – particularly as ISIS, also known as Daesh, have no air force.
However Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister has defended the deployment after the Turkish shooting of a Russian Jet last month.
Faisal Mekdad said: “We believe that the measures taken by Russia after the criminal actions of Turkish aircraft, which downed a Russian aircraft – namely the deployment of air defence systems on land and in the sea – is an important step that will ensure more security for Russian and Syrian militaries.”
The Pentagon suggested Russian military equipment had begun “painting” American jets – targeting them on radar which US officials said was a direct and dangerous provocation.
The move has led to fears amongst US military top brass that Russia are trying to complicate the fight against the evil jihadis.
Major Tim Smith, a spokesman for the American Air Force’s Central Command, said: “The increasing number of Russian-supplied advanced air defence systems in Syria, including SA-17s, is another example that Russia and the regime seek to complicate the global counter-Daesh coalition’s air campaign.”
Meanwhile humanitarian aid into the province has been halted due the to expanded Russian bombing campaign.
However US officials, who still have drones operating in the area, have said it won’t stop their efforts to wipe out sick ISIS fanatics: “Unhelpful actions by Russia and the Syrian regime will not stop coalition counter-Daesh operations in Syria, nor will such actions push the coalition away from specific regions in Syria where Daesh is operating.”