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Russian Missiles Intended For Syria Crash Into Iran

October 08, 2015

Russia continues its ferocious bombardment of Syria, but they may now be getting well ahead of themselves.

Using missiles never before used in wartime and without prior testing, the Russians fired 26 Kalibr cruise missiles over norther Iran into Syria from warships in the Caspian Sea. The only problem is not all of them made it, and instead 4 of them crashed into Iran.


There is no word yet on if there were any casualties but many in the military community are perplexed why Russia is using cruise missiles in the first place.

Previously Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has called the Russian operation in Syria “unprofessional.”


From the New York Times:

BRUSSELS — Cruise missiles fired by Russia from warships in the Caspian Sea at targets in Syria crashed in a rural area of Iran, senior United States officials said on Thursday.

It was unclear exactly where in Iran the missiles had landed, or whether there were any casualties. The officials said the flight path of the Russian cruise missiles would have taken them across northern sections of Iran and Iraq on the way to Syria. But not all of them made it there, one official said.

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss military intelligence.


Read more at the New York Times

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