World War III is trending on Twitter after a Russian warplane was shot down by Turkey on Tuesday.
An Su-24 came down after being fired upon by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet, Reuters reports.
CNN Turkey is reporting that one of the pilots is dead.
Almost immediately after the incident, WWIII began trending in the UK as people began speculating over how Russian President Vladimir Putin may respond.
It comes as the US State Department issued a worldwide travel alert due to “increased terrorist threats.”
The threats are related to Islamic State as well as other jihadist terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and Boko Haram.
The State Department said on Monday: “Authorities believe the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of ISIL/Da’esh return from Syria and Iraq. Additionally, there is a continuing threat from unaffiliated persons planning attacks inspired by major terrorist organisations but conducted on an individual basis. Extremists have targeted large sporting events, theatres, open markets, and aviation services.”
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