ALEPPO, SYRIA - It seems with all the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East, things could heat up even more before the smoke clears, especially with Russia involved.
The latest report is that a U.S. drone had a close call with a Russian aircraft after Russia's airstrikes in Syria, supposedly against ISIS.
Russia's Defense Ministry fired at least 26 missiles from the Caspian Sea, hitting 11 targets; but, Russia and Syria fighting together has some asking, who's really the target?
"I'm also concerned that Russia is not targeting ISIL (ISIS) but instead attacking the Syrian opposition and civilians," said NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg.
Here's more fuel to the fire, reports say radioactive materials are being trafficked to ISIS.
The Interior Ministry says it's all speculation, but that's probably not what the FBI would say. Reportedly, the Bureau foiled a nuclear smuggling plot in Moldova, right next door to Russia.
The Moldovan minister cites at least 3 attempts from 2010 to 2015 to sell materials used to make bombs to extremists like ISIS.
In one case, smugglers tried to sell 4 pounds of uranium 238, called 'yellowcake.' The asking price, a whopping 11 million dollars.
Russia and Syria may be working closely in the same fight. perhaps time will tell if they are partners in crime.