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The Iranian military reportedly tried to cover up its downing of a Ukrainian airliner from Iran's own president
Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, carrying 176 people, crashed in Iran on January 8. Everyone on board was killed in the crash.
The cause of the crash, Iran's government initially reported, was unknown. Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps — a military division that answers directly to the country's supreme leader — suggested a potential mechanical failure on the Boeing 737 plane involved.
But days later, following claims from multiple foreign governments suggesting the plane was shot down, Iran admitted its mistake: A Revolutionary Guards soldier, on high alert in the wake of the U.S.-ordered drone strike on Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, accidentally fired two anti-aircraft missiles at the passenger flight.
That's according to a new piece in the New York Times on Sunday, which reports that Iran's Revolutionary Guards knew it had made the mistake immediately after the missiles were fired.
DUBAI (Reuters) - A Revolutionary Guards commander said Iran would take "harsher revenge soon" after Tehran launched missile attacks on U.S. targets in Iraq in retaliation for last week's U.S. killing of an Iranian general, Tasnim news agency reported on Thursday.
The agency was quoting senior commander Abdollah Araghi, speaking after U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Iran appeared to be "standing down" after the missile strikes that did not harm any U.S. troops in Iraq.
Satellite images show base damage after Iran launched a missile attack on US and coalition forces in Iraq
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider
Satellite images show the damage after Iran launched more than a dozen missiles at bases housing US and coalition forces in Iraq early Wednesday morning — an attack that caused some damage but did not result in casualties.
The images, taken by Planet Labs and first reported by NPR, show that multiple structures at Al-Asad Air Base were hit during the attack.
The base facilities that were damaged in the strike appear to house equipment and aircraft rather than personnel, Dave Schmerler, an analyst with the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, told NPR.
No U.S. troops were killed by Iran's Tuesday ballistic missile attack on U.S. troops stationed in Iraq, President Donald Trump announced.
"The American people should be extremely and happy," Trump stated in an address to the nation from the White House on Wednesday. "No Americans were harmed in last night's attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered no casualties. All of our soldiers are safe and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases."
The president credited the U.S. military's early warning system for helping to avoid both U.S. and Iraqi casualties.
Trump also said Iran appears to be "standing down" following the missile attacks.
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia announced on Monday it would hold a large test of its Strategic Missile Forces that will see it fire ballistic and cruise missiles from the land, sea and air this week.
The exercise, from Oct. 15-17, will involve around 12,000 military personnel, as well as aircraft, including strategic nuclear bombers, surface ships and submarines, Russia's Ministry of Defense said in a statement.