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originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: Vector99
Turkey would do that. I dont think anyone should trust them.
originally posted by: Nikola014
a reply to: muzzleflash
That's not true.
If Russian and Turkish forces engage in a direct combat anywhere in the world, it would mean a war between two countries. For example, you had both Russians and Americans conducting their own operations in Syria, and they never targeted one another. As a matter of fact, they would normally send out warning beforehand to evacuate any personal one of the country might have at the targeted location.
What happens in Syria might lead to a full out war between countries.
We have to understand what "type" of conflict this is. It is NOT a traditional war where sides are clear.
originally posted by: Feltrick
a reply to: Violater1
According to DEFCON Warning System on Twitter, Russian Ministry of Defense claims Jabhat Al-nusra used a shoulder fired missile to shoot down the SU-25.
Who thinks that the missile was US made...
Turkey can say "that's not us" or "those guys went rogue" - and still secretly maintain capacity to attack Russian aircraft freely.
MOSCOW, February 3. /TASS/. A Su-25 fighter jet of the Russian Aerospace Force was shot down by militants in Syria on Saturday, the pilot ejected but was killed later by terrorists, the Russian Defense Ministry said. "On 3 February 2018, a Russian fighter jet Su-25 crashed when flying over the Idlib de-escalation zone. The pilot was able to report ejection from an area controlled by Jabhat al-Nusra militants (the terrorist group banned in Russia - TASS)," the defense ministry said. "The pilot was killed while fighting against terrorists." "According to preliminary information, the jet was brought down with a portable anti-aircraft missile system," it added. The Russian center for reconciliation of warring sides in Syria alongside the Turkish side, responsible for the Idlib de-escalation zone, are taking steps to retrieve the Russian pilot’s body.