Middle East | Five takeaways from Iran’s missile strike in Syria

Five takeaways from Iran’s missile strike in Syria

Tehran's strike was targeted at Islamic State but it also puts US bases in the region on notice and exposes the flimsiness of the Trump Administration's Middle East policy

June 20, 2017 4:44 PM (UTC+8)
A still image taken from footage shot on June 18, 2017 and broadcast on Iranian television, purports to show missiles being fired from Iran into eastern Syria. Photo: IRINN via Reuters
A still image taken from footage shot on June 18, 2017 and broadcast on Iranian television, purports to show missiles being fired from Iran into eastern Syria. Photo: IRINN via Reuters
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