U.S. plane in Syria forced to avoid Russian aircraft

October 7, 2015 10:45 PM

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The Pentagon said Wednesday that it had to reroute a U.S. aircraft over Syria on at least one occasion to maintain a safe distance from Russian aircraft, which are now conducting airstrikes in the war-torn country.

"There has been at least one instance where we've had to modify the route of one of our planes in order to maintain adequate airspace separation with a Russian aircraft," Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said.

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