Tehran mocks re­ports that its Syria mis­sile strike failed

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TEHRAN | Iran says the two-stage mis­siles it fired at Is­lamic State tar­gets in Syria broke apart over the Iraqi desert as planned, mock­ing re­ports that some of the pro­jec­tiles fell short.

State TV quoted Revo­lu­tion­ary Guard Gen. Amir Ali Ha­jizadeh as say­ing “we had co­or­di­nated fall of the en­gines in the desert in Iraq” in ad­vance.

He mocked me­dia re­ports cit­ing Is­raeli sources who said some of the mis­siles fell short of their tar­gets, sug­gest­ing that the Is­raelis were un­able to iden­tify two-stage mis­siles, which are de­signed to split apart mid­flight.

Iran launched the bal­lis­tic mis­siles in re­sponse to Is­lamic State at­tacks in Tehran ear­lier this month that killed at least 18 peo­ple and wounded more than 50.

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