A still image taken from video footage, released by Russia's Defence Ministry on November 19, 2015, shows a Russian military jet taking off at Hmeimim airbase in Syria. REUTERS/MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS
FOX News: Russian jets bomb US-backed Syrian rebels after US told Russia to stop
The Russian Air Force bombed U.S.-trained rebels in southern Syria not once, but twice Thursday, and the second wave of attacks came after the U.S. military called Russia on an emergency hotline to demand that it stop, a defense official with knowledge of the attack tells Fox News.
"They came back and struck again," the official said about the Russians, visibly angry about the incident.
Russian Su-34 "Fullbacks" conducted the airstrikes, according to the official who said it was most likely a flight of two, the typical attack profile for the Russian Air Force in Syria. Su-34s are modern Russian fighter-bombers comparable to a U.S. Air Force F-15.
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WNU Editor: The Russian response to these U.S. accusations .... Kremlin: Mingling of moderate and extremist Syria rebels complicates air strikes (Reuters). I just cannot make this up.
More News On Russia Bombing U.S. Backed Rebels In Syria
Russia failed to heed U.S. call to stop targeting Syrian rebels: U.S -- Reuters
Russia Bombs US-Backed Rebels in Syria -- VOA
Russian warplanes bomb elite British-backed Syrian rebels -- The Telegraph
Russian Air Strikes Hit U.S.-backed Syrian Rebels -- Moscow Times
Carter Hits Russia for Attacking US-Backed Syrian Rebels -- AP
U.S. Blames Russia For Syrian Air Strikes; Moscow Countercharges -- RFE