#Russian jets ‘intercept’ US predator drones over #Syria

Russian fighter jets shadowed U.S. predator drones on at least three separate occasions high above Syria since the start of Russia’s air campaign last week, according to two U.S. officials briefed on this latest intelligence from the region. Meanwhile, U.S. Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters a U.S. aircraft flying over Syria had to be rerouted to avoid a Russian fighter jet at least once. “We have taken action to maintain safe separation,” Davis said. He did not disclose which type of U.S. aircraft was involved. U.S. officials tell Fox News the drone encounters took place over ISIS-controlled Syria, including its … Continue reading #Russian jets ‘intercept’ US predator drones over #Syria

#Breaking Central Asia #jihadists in #Syria declare allegiance to #Qaeda (Al Qaeda) 

BEIRUT (AFP) – A group of mainly Central Asian jihadists fighting in Syria on Wednesday declared allegiance to Al-Qaeda’s offshoot in the country to battle the regime, its ally Russia and a US-led coalition.Jaish al-Muhajireen wal Ansar — which includes Chechens, Uzbeks and Tajiks — first appeared in Syria in 2012 and has around 1,500 fighters in the northern province of Aleppo. “Those who follow the course of events in Syria noticed the ferocity of the war against our brothers… and the alignment of the infidels, the Nusayris, the rawafed, the Russians and the Crusaders,” said a statement posted online.Nusayri is a … Continue reading #Breaking Central Asia #jihadists in #Syria declare allegiance to #Qaeda (Al Qaeda)