MOSCOW, December 11. /TASS/. The US-led coalition’s aircraft violated Syria’s airspace in the al-Tanf area seven times during the past day, Vadim Kulit, deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria (a division of the Russian defense ministry), said on Monday.
"Aircraft of the so-called international anti-terrorist coalition led by the United States continues to create dangerous situation that may cause air accident or incidents and escalate the situation in Syria’s airspace," he said. "Two pairs of the coalition’s F-15 fighter jets, a pair of F/A-18 Hornet deck-based fighters, as well as an MC-12W reconnaissance aircraft violated Syria’s airspace in the al-Tanf area, across which international air routes run, seven times during the day."
According to Kulit, two violations of the deconfliction protocols of December 9, 2019 linked with the flights by the coalition drones was reported in Syria in the past 24 hours.
"During the day, six shelling attacks on the positions of government forces from the positions of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group and Turkistan Islamic Party (both outlawed in Russia) were reported in the Idlib de-escalation zone: three in the Aleppo governorate, one in the Idlib governorate, and two in the Latakia governorate.