Russia Has Threatened to Shoot Down U.S. Warplanes Carrying Out Air Strikes Over Syria

The likelihood of a military confrontation between Russia and the U.S. in Syria is becoming a distinct possibility.

“Russia has ordered the US not to carry out airstrikes on Syrian army positions, warning that sophisticated air defense systems are now up and running.”

The anti-aircraft batteries were deployed following the bombing by coalition forces of Syrian government positions last month killing 83 servicemen, according to Russia Today.

Washington said the strike was a mistake, but Damascus said it was “blatant aggression.”