Russian cruise missiles targeted at Syria crash into Iran

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Some cruise missiles that were targeted at Syria and launched from a Russian ship crashed in Iran, two U.S. officials said, according to a CNN report.

U.S. military and intelligence assets monitoring the situation concluded that at least four missiles crashed as they flew over Iran, according to the report. U.S. damage assessments are also leading experts to believe that some buildings were damaged and civilians may have been hurt.

The Russian ships have been positioned in the south Caspian Sea, and have been firing a relatively new cruise missile called "Kaliber," using it for the first time in combat, according to CNN.

However, the Russian Defense Ministry is denying the missiles landed anywhere other than Syria.

"Unlike CNN, we don't report quoting anonymous sources, but we show launches of our missiles and the targets they hit in real-time mode," a statement on Facebook reads. "No matter how unpleasant and unexpected it is for our colleagues in the Pentagon and Langley, our strike yesterday with precision-guided weapons at ISIS infrastructure in Syria hit its targets."

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Russian ship in Caspian Sea launching missiles at Syria
2. U.S. monitor four missiles crash into Iran
3. Iran buildings and civilians hurt
4. Cruise missile “Kaliber” was used in launch

VOICEOVER (in English):
“U.S. officials reportedly said 26 missiles aimed at Syria were launched from Russian ships positioned in the south Caspian Sea, however some have crashed in Iran.”

“U.S. military and intelligence assets say at least four missiles crashed as they flew over Iran.”

“Intelligence reports add that some buildings were damaged and civilians may have been injured.”

“According to CNN, the Russians have been firing a relatively new cruise missile called ‘Kaliber,’ using it for the first time in combat.”

SOURCES:
CNN, BBC, RT
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/08/politics/russian-missiles-syria-landed-iran/index.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34479873

https://www.rt.com/news/318059-russia-syria-ccn-iran-missiles/