Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
17th December, 2015
The United States has ended manned flights in Northern Syria because of the fear of the Russian “Beech”. As was reported by the outlet Bloomberg, the Obama administration does not know how to react to the placement of SA-17. If this is the case, the cause of American fears are not entirely clear.
Military experts, in an interview with the publication, said that the deployment of Russian air defense systems allegedly “complicates the fight a coalition with ISIS”. In addition, some of them consider it a provocation by Russia.
A source in Washington said they are already looking for ways to respond to the placement of SA-17 and to resume manned flights, and that the U.S. has no other choice but to make concessions to Russia.