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More Details Emerge On Why Iran Guard Shot Down Ukrainian Plane, Killing 176 People

Posted by Samuel on Sat 11th Jan, 2020 -

Some more details have emerged on why a missile was launched to bring down a Ukrainian plane in Iran.

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The crash site

New reports have claimed that the Iranian missile operator who shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet opened fire independently because of communications “jamming”.

This claim was made by a Revolutionary Guards commander, who spoke on Saturday, according to the Agence France Presse (AFP).

The operator had mistaken the Boeing 737 for a “cruise missile” and only had ten seconds to decide whether or not to open fire, Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, the Guards’ aerospace commander, said in televised remarks.

Details later...

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