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Insight: Retaliation bites but Iran risks catastrophic consequences from the air

8th January 2020 - 11:29 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


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After days of uncertainty as to how Iran would retaliate to the killing of Maj Gen Qasem Soleimani, reports on 8 January that the country had fired Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missiles targeting Ain-al-Asad airbase and Erbil in Iraq have given a first firm indication of how Tehran wants to confront the US and escalate violence in the Middle East

That chosen path could now see air defence networks and fighter fleets forced into more regular action, with an assessment

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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