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'Aim Was Not to Kill Soldiers': Iran on First Strike at Iraqi Base Hosting US Forces After Soleimani Killing

University students at a protest against US and Iran interventions in Basra on Wednesday. (Reuters)

University students at a protest against US and Iran interventions in Basra on Wednesday. (Reuters)

The Iranian Guards' commander, Hossein Salami, told parliament, referring to last Wednesday's missile operation that the aim was not to kill enemy soldiers and it was not important.

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  • Last Updated: January 12, 2020, 11:44 PM IST
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Tehran: Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Sunday it did not aim to kill US troops when it fired a wave of missiles last week at Iraqi bases hosting American forces.

"Our aim was not really to kill enemy soldiers. That was not important," the Guards' commander, Hossein Salami, told parliament, referring to last Wednesday's missile operation launched to avenge the killing of a top Iranian general.​

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