Russian sources: Moscow gave Iran the high precision tech for missiles that struck US bases in Iraq

The high precision technology accounting for the astonishing accuracy of Iran’s missile strike on the US Ain Al Asad air base in Iraq on Jan. 8 came from Moscow, say Russian media quoting local military sources. They name the technology as the GLONASS global navigation system, which corresponds to the American GPS, and had the effect of reducing the Iranian missiles’ targeting error to just 10 meters.

The same sources report that the Iranians launched altogether 19 missiles against the Ain al Asad base n western Iraq, of which 17 struck dead center of their targets.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the accuracy of impact amazed US and Israel intelligence, which had not been aware of this Iranian capacity. Its significance is such that – whether provided by Russia or self-made – Iran’s short- and medium-range missiles can reach any point in the Middle East that is unprotected by effective anti-missile systems within a 700km radius.

Still defending Iran’s downing of the Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 people aboard, hours after the Iranian attacks on US bases in Iraq, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed there were “at least six F-35 fighters in the air in the Iranian border area at the time” when Iranian forces “were braced for some kind of US military retaliation.” Lavrov did not say whether the planes belonged to the US air force or Israel.

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63 thoughts on “Russian sources: Moscow gave Iran the high precision tech for missiles that struck US bases in Iraq

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 9:46 at 9:46
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    Underestimating your foe is common to those who believe that they have monopoly over power. I guess thats why we are still stuck in Afghanistan, Iraq and to an extent in Somalia

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 14:09 at 14:09
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      Same can be said of the Iranian fascists.

      • Jan 31, 2020 @ 9:06 at 9:06
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        that’s it … could
        Trump chirps in response and nothing else

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 15:42 at 15:42
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      BK; a sad combination of underestimating the foe, and very realistically estimating the financial and political profit to their buddies in the related industries. US taxpayer and several future generations pay the bill, but far too many are unconcerned about that. Yah’s kingdom first. Make Yhwh’s kingdom great again!

    • Jan 20, 2020 @ 1:41 at 1:41
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      IF THE IRANIAN MILITARY CAN NOT DISTINGUISH A CIVILIAN AIRLINER DEPARTING IRANIAN AIRPORTS THEY ARE SCARED PANICKED AND SWEATING AS SADAMS ARMY WATCHED THE SHOCK AND AWE 100 HR BLITZ FROM BUSH DESTROYS BAGDAD I CAN SEE HALF OF THE 50 YEAR OLD IRANIAN AIR FORCE SHOOTING DOWN THERE OWN FIGHTERS IN PANIC MILLIONS OF SO CALLED SOLDIERS TEARING OFF THERE UNIFORMS TO BLEND IN AS CIVILIANS . A MILLION STUDENTS STRINGING UPSIDE DOWN THE MULLAS WHEN THE WAR STARTS DONT MESS WITH THE US OR IDF

      • Jan 20, 2020 @ 4:04 at 4:04
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        Larry , do us all a solid (a favour) and learn spell and possibly not use Caps.. There you go, it’s not all that difficult?

      • Jan 20, 2020 @ 15:57 at 15:57
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        Another video of the moment UIA Flight 752 was blown out of the sky by Iranian missiles has emerged, according to the NYT, which verified the footage before reporting on it.

        For the first time, the world can clearly see two missiles – fired from an Iranian military base 8 miles from the plane – strike the plane less than 30 seconds apart.

        The footage helped answer a question that had perplexed experts: why did air control lose touch with the plane’s transponder just before the crash.

      • Jan 28, 2020 @ 15:09 at 15:09
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        my dear friend IRAN is not IRAQ OR SAUDI ARABIA — these guys are smart and they know something about technology —————– there has never been any Country since second world war that hit an America military installation except them — they have in possession weapons to shock you

      • Jan 30, 2020 @ 10:30 at 10:30
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        That ALL CAPS thing is pretty juvenile – or senile.
        Take your pick.
        Fix it.

    • Jan 20, 2020 @ 4:00 at 4:00
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      Basil, yes indeed but now that this is out there in the public domain it is probably only a matter of time before someone in Russia pays for it and I don’t mean financially !

    • Jan 20, 2020 @ 10:57 at 10:57
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      @Basil Katz- we shouldn’t have gone there in the first place. The neocon tail wags the dog.

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 10:29 at 10:29
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    Looks like a missprint to me in this given context: „Still defending Russia‘s downing of the Ukrainian airliner…“ Shouldn‘t that read „Iran‘s“? Please correct.

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 15:32 at 15:32
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      It was a Russian system presumably with Russian trained operatives, so Russia had more than a small hand in this too.

    • Jan 20, 2020 @ 0:27 at 0:27
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      not a misprint but a western smear tactic. Thank you for noticing.

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 11:24 at 11:24
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    No, for their blood and treasure, in SuriYah, the Russians gave nothing.

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 11:43 at 11:43
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      The Russians must have their bottoms sodomized, the way I want Big Jim Carroll to sodomize mine.

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 11:45 at 11:45
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    The Russians must have their bottoms sodomized, the way I want Big Jim Carroll to sodomize mine.

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 15:27 at 15:27
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      What have you been smoking? Big Jim’s schlong?

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 18:23 at 18:23
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      The friend of your enemy is your enemy.
      Trump and Netanyahu need to remind Vladimir !

    • Jan 20, 2020 @ 9:01 at 9:01
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      Abbas
      I don’t know where you live, but if you believe that 80 to 100 US soldiers were killed and then this news covered up, you obviously have no idea how things are done in the west. It is virtually impossible to hide the death of one soldier let alone that many. Remember, soldiers have families and I would be that if indeed that many were killed…it would be LEAKED and investigators would have a field day. Believe what you want but maybe you should inform yourself better and be a little more suspect of such claims. I usually never respond to posts, but I felt I had to help you understand that in the west, we are much more open. It is really difficult to dig a big hole and dump bodies in it without somebody noticing. Have a nice day.

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 12:18 at 12:18
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    Lavrov is like the Nazi foreign minister Von Ribbentrop, the time will come to be hanged for his falsehoods in the service of the dictator Putin

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 12:31 at 12:31
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    Next time those F35″s should bombed ( payback for those wounded US soldiers ).

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 12:48 at 12:48
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      killed soldiers

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 13:50 at 13:50
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      Just let them be surprised, caught off guard…. instead of planning the leadership bicker like DUCKS ON HEAT
      They should fast track the development of laser weapons

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 12:58 at 12:58
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    trump devait aussi lancer des missiles de precision sur une base iranienne au lieu de raconter n’importe quoi !!

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 13:03 at 13:03
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    “Russia’s downing of the Ukrainian airliner”

    ???

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 18:25 at 18:25
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      The friend of your enemy is your enemy.
      Trump and Netanyahu need to remind Vladimir !

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 13:30 at 13:30
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    Leaving commercial airspace open in a hot war zone is criminal. Period.

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 14:45 at 14:45
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    Hmm, so i hope everyone releases that the air defense were been targeted by ewar, and that the latest reports are that the planes transponder switched off. I hope that the F35 and the potential hack against the planes electronics to disable the transponder was not an American effort. I still like to think that we wont stoop that low, however our Israeli friends history shows how no such morality. @Debka you should update the article it reads as though Russia downed the aircraft due to “Still defending Russia’s downing of the Ukrainian airliner”

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 14:49 at 14:49
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    I would hope that the world thanks Mr Putin for providing Iran with the means to defend itself and by so doing averting another pointless War for Zionism.
    Also congratulations are in order for Irans beneficence in demonstrating its ability in a very responsible and restrained manner.

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 15:11 at 15:11
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      I forgot to mention that no wars are pointless for Zion…they’re mere existence should tell us that.

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 15:40 at 15:40
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    Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you. (Ezekiel 38:1-6) https://raptureandendtimes.com/2020/01/11/rapture-2020-irans-vow-and-the-sacrifice/

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 15:50 at 15:50
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    TIME FOR THE GREAT US TO GIVE ISRAEL THE KNOWHOW TO WIPE OUT THE BEST-HUNG HUMP-BACKED SMELLY ANIMALS IN IRAN TO DEMORALIZE THE PHAGATOLLAH AND THE OTHER BEARDED PERVSIANS SO THEY SUE FOR PEACE AND MERCY!!!

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 16:18 at 16:18
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    Only the Mossad knows the Real facts on the ground at the present times – and the once honorable,
    Debka-file has become a refuge for mentally defective human refuse…

      • Jan 19, 2020 @ 19:36 at 19:36
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        US-FAA had issued NOTAM as no fly zones around and above Persian Gulf, Iran, Iraq, Straits of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman. Had Iranian civil aviation authorities suspended all flights (takeoff and landing) nobody would have died by friendly fires.

      • Jan 20, 2020 @ 8:55 at 8:55
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        total misinformation. The Transponder is turned on manually with a switch, not automatically. What you may have thought was that it is like IFF which is more automated and indeed, can either be read or blocked. The US was reading Russian IFF way back in the Vietnam war.

      • Jan 21, 2020 @ 18:55 at 18:55
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        Do your self a favor and stop reading the garbage from Veteran’s Today. It’s founder claims it’s fake new’s and this is a quote from Wikipedia: “has consistently published articles that push the Kremlin party line”.[3] It has ties with the Iranian state-backed Press TV, and has had ties with Russia’s New Eastern Outlook website since 2013. Veterans Today is a fake news site actively pushing the Kremlin party line.[3] The New Hampshire Union Leader says website mixes “advice for veterans on how to find jobs and pay medical bills” with conspiracy theories and Russian propaganda.[5] Its editorial board includes a former head of Pakistan’s intelligence services.[3] It has published false headlines such as, “Pravda: Ukraine indignant at 80% of Jews in power” and “Water Terrorism by India to Overawe Pakistan.”
        Of course, some of us are Dishonest, Liars, Haters and have Destructive hopes and dreams … then go ahead and use them as reference. Good luck, only you can decide what kind of human being you want to be.

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 17:18 at 17:18
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      YOSEF WE WERE WORRIED YOU WERE GONE. WELCOME BACK MY ANGRY WACKO JEWISH FRIEND!

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 18:08 at 18:08
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      No one more defective than your’s truly, Dr. Yosef.

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 18:35 at 18:35
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      The friend of your enemy is your enemy.
      Trump and Netanyahu need to remind Vladimir !

      • Jan 19, 2020 @ 20:27 at 20:27
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        Thank Putin Trumps’ BFF

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 21:15 at 21:15
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      YOU STINKY OLD SHARMOPUTA YOSEF!!!! I SEE WE’RE BACK TO SOME GOOD OLD HUMPINGBACK HUMPBACKED ANIMALS!!!!

      • Jan 20, 2020 @ 5:51 at 5:51
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        you shut up you son of a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiitch

    • Jan 31, 2020 @ 9:40 at 9:40
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      Are you sure about this ?

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 17:30 at 17:30
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    A US Citizen writes: Our Missiles are bigger, more accurate and do more damage! It is just a matter of time before the US has to respond to the insanity of the Iranian leadership. Iran cannot stop doing what the 12ers want and that my friends is chaos and destruction on an unprecedented scale. There will come a point when the US and allies will have no other choice but to strike at the heart of the regime; which means the US can target other Iranian leadership with point accuracy. They even have the Ayatollah missile which can find the Ayatollah and send him to Allah where he belongs!

    • Jan 20, 2020 @ 14:28 at 14:28
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      So Moscow admitted.
      It was all the reason Israel is so determined in preventing this tech reaching Hezbollah.
      Just as Moscow wants to see the destruction of the state of Israel.
      Nothings new.

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 18:43 at 18:43
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    Russian fingerprints on everything Iran does, including Ukraine Airlines 752.

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 18:49 at 18:49
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      …a message from Putin, a face saving gesture for Iran.

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 19:27 at 19:27
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    If were high precision targeting accuracy, why it didn’t inflict any casualties nor injuries? Hadn’t some Americans killed, Donald Trump could have ordered USAF strategic bombers to pulverize Iranian’s ballistic missiles launching sites, Quds Force HQ, underground nuke sites, cultural centers, and oil refineries?

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 19:30 at 19:30
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    With Donald at the helm, the US will shoot back. This has to worry the sand people.

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 19:55 at 19:55
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      WITH DON THE CON RUNNING THE SHOW…US WILL DO NOTHING BUT TWEET HOW ANGRY WE ARE AND DO NOTHING.

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 20:31 at 20:31
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    russia a secon-dary power tries to exist a

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 21:16 at 21:16
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    SHARMOUPUTA

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 21:38 at 21:38
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    It’s called self defense

  • Jan 19, 2020 @ 21:39 at 21:39
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    It’s called self defense

    • Jan 19, 2020 @ 22:51 at 22:51
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      Russia & Iran are Free to Cooperate as they Desire & Wish especially when Khamenei & Putin are both in Precarious Positions with Russian & Iranian People, Protesters & Prowling Political Enemies that want to Remove them. This will happen sooner than expected & to their Demise in Ways they Never Suspected could happen? It will be Known as The Blow Back Missile Coups!

  • Jan 20, 2020 @ 2:55 at 2:55
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    This Web-site has become like the Coliseum, 2 thousand years ago: filled with gore, excrements and stench…

  • Jan 20, 2020 @ 11:01 at 11:01
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    That’s right. The US gives weapons to one side and the Russians give weapons to the other side. Same age old game now played by an Orange puppet of the US right wing and the new Oligarch creating Tsar of Russia. Meanwhile civilian populations suffer and die not just paid soldiers and mercenaries and bankers and oil men with deep pockets.

  • Jan 21, 2020 @ 5:57 at 5:57
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    High Precision, what a joke. Russia doesn’t have anything high precision that works. Russia copied a MP44 and made an AK-47, that about sums it up. It took America about 10 minutes to handle your 200 Spetsnaz in Syria.

  • Jan 31, 2020 @ 9:45 at 9:45
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    is it really ..

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