Report: US F-22 'Raptor' Stealth Fighters Flew to Commandos’ Rescue in Syria
When Syrian warplanes bombed Kurdish fighters around the city of Hasaka on Thursday, their bombs came so close that U.S. commandos feared for their lives. The special operations troops were there assisting the Syrian-Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG.
So the United States scrambled F-22 Raptors — which came within a mile of the Syrian planes.
These stealthy jets are the best air-to-air interceptors in the world and pose an intimidating show of force. Washington has regularly deployed the fighters to provide air cover for U.S. forces in Syria.