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     January 8, 2020      #14-8 KDJ
 

Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at

By NASSER KARIMI, AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops in a major escalation that brought the two longtime foes closer to war.

Iranian state TV said it was in revenge for the U.S. killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, whose death last week in an American drone strike near Baghdad prompted angry calls to avenge his slaying.

Soleimani's killing and the strikes by Iran came as tensions ...

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