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Pentagon Says Iran Shot Down Ukrainian Airliner By Mistake

Pentagon confirmed to Fox News.

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The Ukrainian International Airlines plane that crashed on Wednesday killing 176 people on board, including many Canadians, was downed by at least one, perhaps two, Iranian anti-aircraft missiles, Pentagon sources told Fox News.

The idea of a mechanical failure has been undermined by many experts while many have been suspicious of Iran’s involvement in the downed-flight.

This story is developing. Please stay with us for continuing coverage.


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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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