A CNN report, claiming that several Russian cruise missiles targeting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) positions in Syria actually landed in Iran, has been refuted by the Russian Defense Ministry, while the US State Department say they can’t confirm.
The American broadcaster cited two unnamed US officials, who said that four Russian missiles had crashed somewhere in Iran after being launched from vessels in the Caspian Sea. The report suggested that “some buildings were damaged and civilians may have been hurt.”
This triggered a quick reaction from the Russian Defense Ministry, with spokesman Igor Konashenkov saying that all the missiles had hit their targets on Wednesday. “Unlike CNN, we don’t distribute information citing anonymous sources, but show the very missile launches and the way they hit their targets almost in real time,” Konashenkov said. The spokesman pointed out that the strike targets are being photographed before and after being hit, while Russian drones are monitoring the situation from Syrian skies 24/7.
The high precision strikes might have been “unpleasant and surprising for our colleagues in the Pentagon,” but the fact is that “the missiles launched from the ships hit their targets,” he said.
“Otherwise one would have to acknowledge that IS facilities – located at a considerable distance from each other – exploded all by themselves,” Konashenkov said.
US State Department spokesman John Kirby said that he couldn’t confirm CNN’s report, according to Reuters.
Meanwhile, a source in Iran’s Defense Ministry told RIA Novosti that Tehran has “no information of Russian missiles crashing on Iranian territory.”
On Wednesday, four Russian naval warships in the Caspian Sea fired a total of 26 missiles at positions of Islamic State in Syria, hitting all the targets, according to Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.
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A high school soccer goalie is exceling on a Pennsylvania team – despite having no lower legs.
Just a year ago, Emmanuel Hilton was living in an orphanage in the Congo after his biological mother threw him into the road as a child.
But now, he is an inspiration to his teammates at Blackhawk High School in Chippewa after being adopted by an American couple.
‘I was born with no legs and my mom, she couldn’t take care of me and she throw me away,’ Hilton told CBS Pittsburgh.
‘She didn’t like me because I was handicapped.’
Hilton, who could not speak English before coming to the United States, added: ‘She threw me in the middle of the road like when a car passes, somebody can hit me and I can die.’
But he was rescued by a woman who took him to the orphanage where he grew up – until he was adopted and moved to the US a year ago.
His adoptive parents Michelle and Reverend Gary Hilton, a Methodist pastor, from Chippewa, saw his picture in a church letter and decided to adopt him.
She said she believed he needed a chance – and gave it to him.
‘What could happen if we just step out in faith and just give him a chance?’ she said.
‘So we did and it’s good. It’s not that hard.’
Reverend Hilton told WPXI: ‘Just him being part of a team environment, it’s just something. Words are hard to articulate what that feeling is, but it’s good.’
But despite his disability, Hilton is treated like an equal by other players, who affectionately call him E-Man, although he is allowed to kick with his arms.
And although he was a little afraid to join the soccer team, he says he now feels perfectly comfortable with the players.
And his coach Brian Vitali added that Hilton has not only motivated the team, but him as well.
‘He inspires me to come out and do my job better,’ he said.
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