U.S. Jet Intercepts Iranian Passenger Plane Over Syria

An American F-15 jet fighter flew inside roughly 1,000 meters of an Iranian passenger aircraft in the vicinity of a U.S. air base in Syria on Thursday, a U.S. protection official stated, an incident Iranian media stated compelled the aircraft to descend abruptly, injuring many travellers on board right before landing in Lebanon.

The incident in Syria’s airspace adopted months of setting up tensions in between the two international locations, which specialists have warned could guide to miscalculation and armed confrontation.