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February 12, 2017
Russia using Iran airspace for Syria raids: official
Tehran (AFP) Feb 11, 2017
Russian warplanes are using Iran's airspace to carry out airstrikes in Syria, an Iranian official said Saturday. "The fact that they (Russian bombers) use Iranian airspace continues because we have total strategic cooperation with Russia," Admiral Ali Shamkhani told the Fars news agency. Shamkhani is secretary of the Supreme National Security Council and Tehran's coordinator of political, security and military actions with Russia. "The use of Iranian airspace by Russian aircraft is made sub ... read more

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Colombia's ELN frees hostage soldier on eve of talks
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