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US-Iran conflict: Iranian state TV says 80 killed in country's missile strikes against US in Iraq

State TV, citing a senior Revolutionary Guards source, also said Iran had 100 other targets in the region in its sights if Washington took any retaliatory measures. It also said U.S. helicopters and military equipment were "severely damaged".

January 08, 2020 / 12:46 PM IST

At least 80 "American" were killed in attacks involving 15 missiles Tehran launched on US targets in Iraq, Iranian state television said on Wednesday, adding that none of the missiles were intercepted.

State TV, citing a senior Revolutionary Guards source, also said Iran had 100 other targets in the region in its sights if Washington took any retaliatory measures. It also said U.S. helicopters and military equipment were "severely damaged".

Iran launched missile attacks on U.S.-led forces in Iraq in the early hours of Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing has raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East.

(With inputs from Reuters)
Reuters
first published: Jan 8, 2020 12:25 pm

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