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The twin tragedies of Iranian civilian airliners caught in the fog of war


IBRAHIM AL MARASHI

The anniversary of the downing of Iran Air Flight 655 is part of an Iranian-American war that continues to this day.

A morose anniversary passed this month for Iranians, as it has been more than thirty years since 3 July 1988, when the US warship Vincennes downed an Iranian civilian airliner, Iran Air Flight 655.

Iran suffered a similar tragedy in January 2020, when its military accidentally downed Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 outside of Tehran, resulting in the death of 176 passengers, primarily Iranian civilians.

Both episodes occurred due to a conflict between Iran and the US that has been …read more

Source:: The Frontier Post

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