October 12, 2015

RAF given green light to shoot down hostile Russian jets in Syria

As relations between the West and Russia steadily deteriorate, Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots have been given the go-ahead to shoot down Russian military jets when flying missions over Syria and Iraq, if they are endangered by them. 

The development comes with warnings that the UK and Russia are now "one step closer" to being at war. Read more.

IBT

Related,
Moscow summons UK attache over claims RAF licensed to down Russian jets - Guardian
Moscow:UK Should Explain Report of Permission to Hit Russian Jets Over Iraq - Sputnik

British fighter jets authorized to shoot down Russian jets over Syria: Reports (video) - PressTV

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