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    Iran on Saturday admitted that its military unintentionally shot down a Ukraine passenger aircraft, killing all 176 aboard, including citizens of Iran, Canada, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The downing of the aircraft coincided with airstrikes by Iran on two American bases in Iraq.

    Newly-released video, reportedly verified on Tuesday by the New York Times, reveals two missiles launched on on 8 January allegedly from an Iranian military base in Tehran that targeted the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) craft, moments before it was destroyed in mid-flight, killing all on board. The video, purportedly recorded by a security camera located on a roof near the village of Bidkaneh, four miles from an Iranian military site, was initially posted to YouTube by an Iranian, according to the newspaper.

    On 8 January, an UIA Boeing 737-800 was unintentionally shot down by the Iranian military soon after took off from Tehran. Citizens of Iran, Canada, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom were among the 176 passengers and crew who died in the accident. The Iranian government vowed to hold accountable those military employees responsible for the deadly accident.

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