US pilots alerted to unsafe Russian flying in Syria

US military aircraft flying over Syria in the last few weeks have been subjected to unsafe flying practices by Russian aircraft on several occasions, according to a senior defense official.

"It's been sportier than we would like," the official said. "It's been less safe than we would like. From a flying point view, it has not been safe."The situation has gotten to the point that US pilots have been "alerted" to the unsafe situation the official said. "They are on alert to be ready for unpredictable flying, and we are working with the Russians to figure out how to guarantee safer flying conditions." The official said some of the incidents also involve the flying practices of Syri...