Israel And Russia Wrangle Over Syrian Shootdown

Credit: Piotr Bukowski
The accidental shootdown of a Russian Air Force intelligence-gathering aircraft on Sept. 17 illustrates the increasingly complicated nature of the air war over Syria. Russia blamed Israel for the loss of the Ilyushin Il-20 “Coot” and all 15 crewmembers onboard despite the aircraft having been...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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