Iranian state TV says 80 "American terrorists" kille in Iran missile strikes

by Reuters
Wednesday, 8 January 2020 05:37 GMT

DUBAI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Iranian state television said on Wednesday that at least 80 "American terrorists" were killed in attacks involving 15 missiles Tehran launched on U.S. targets in Iraq, 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. (Reporting by Parisa Hafezi; Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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