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Russia, Iran deny claims Syria-bound missiles fell in Iran

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A CNN report, claiming that several Russian cruise missiles targeting Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria actually landed in Iran, has been refuted by the Russian Defense Ministry, while the US State Department says they can’t confirm. This triggered a quick reaction from the Russian Defense Ministry, with spokesman Igor Konashenkov saying that all the missiles had hit their targets Wednesday. “Unlike CNN, we don’t distribute information citing anonymous sources, but show the very missile launches and the way they hit their targets almost in real time,”Konashenkov said. The spokesman pointed out that the missile targets are being photographed before and after being hit, while Russian drones are monitoring the situation from Syrian skies 24/7.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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