The skies of Syria are becoming somewhat crowded.
The country is in the midst of a long running civil war, while the brutal dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad tries to fight a large number of varied rebel factions. This of course includes radical militants and ISIS.
The war isn’t very well for anyone and its pulled in foreign states as well. In Eastern Syria, a Western coalition (including the USA) is launching attacks against ISIS. Russia also recently became involves and sent its military to support the Assad regime, and the Russians have been carrying out airstrikes as well. The skies are increasingly congested, and so this happens:
That is a US Airforce MQ-9 Reaper drone used by the United States in carrying out targeted assasinations.
This short video was uploaded to YouTube by the Russian Defense Ministry and was taken from the interior of a Russian jets cockpit. The video is captioned:
“The presence of aerial vehicles in the air space of Syria has increased.”