Iraq says it was not warned about Russian missiles crossing its airspace

October 9, 2015 6:08 PM

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Iraq says it was not warned about Russian missiles crossing its airspace

BAGHDAD – Iraq's Defense Ministry said Friday it was not informed when Russia launched more than two dozen cruise missiles across its airspace this week, and it described the lack of coordination in the region’s increasingly cluttered skies as “dangerous.”

U.S. officials have also said they were given no notification before Russia fired the volley of 26 cruise missiles, which traveled nearly 1,000 miles across Iran and Iraq and into Syria from warships in the Caspian Sea — despite the ongoing presence of U.S.-led coalition jets in the airspace.

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