Published on Jun 20, 2017
The United States says it is working on deconfliction with Russia and pro-government forces in Syria, a day after Russia threatened it would target US-led coalition aircraft. Russia has also suspended a hotline intended to avoid collisions in Syrian airspace. On Sunday, the US-led coalition downed a Syrian jet in the south of the country, claiming it had targeted US-backed SDF forces. After the Russian warning, Australia announced the suspension of its flights over Syria in response to potential threats.