Iran’s attack on Iraqi airbases ‘almost a de-escalatory response’
09 January 2020 | 10:14 am
Iran's military fired a volley of ballistic missiles at Erbil and Ain Al-Asad air bases. A weapons expert explains what missiles might have been used and why the response appears "almost de-escalatory" in nature.
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