US, Russian Jets Fly Within Miles of Each Other Over Syria

  The 2 pilots could see each other...

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U.S. and Russian jets flew within a close enough range for pilots to see and identify each other over Syria, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said Tuesday.

The jets flew within miles of each other on Saturday, according to U.S. Army Colonel Steve Warren. He described the need for the U.S. and Russia to sit down and discuss safety protocols for such incidents.

Col. Warren said all pilots involved acted appropriately. He described it as two sets of aircraft that "entered the same battlespace."

The U.S. military said Monday its cargo planes dropped small arms ammunition to Arab groups fighting the Islamic State group in northern Syria. Col. Warren added that the airdrop was conducted Sunday by Air Force C-17 cargo planes

U.S. Army Colonel Steve Warren describes the incident which took place Saturday.

Blasting Russia, he calls the Russian air strikes in Syria, "reckless, indiscriminate and irresponsible"..."They are having exactly the opposite effect of what Russia has claimed that they want to do."