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US: Several Russian cruise missiles landed in Iran

US officials say several Russian cruise missiles intended for targets in Syria landed in Iran

US: Several Russian cruise missiles landed in Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pentagon officials say several of the long-range cruise missiles that Russia fired at Syrian targets landed instead in Iran.

Two officials say it's unclear whether the errant missiles caused any significant damage in Iran. One of the officials says the number of missiles that went off course was four. The officials were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The Russian government said Wednesday it launched 26 cruise missiles, hitting targets in the Syrian provinces in the north and northwest. It made no mention of any missiles going astray. The missiles were launched from Russian ships in the Caspian Sea.

Updated : 2021-09-28 23:59 GMT+08:00