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US: Tehran reacts with anger after mid-air ‘inspection’

An incident on 23 July in Syrian airspace involving a Mahan Air plane travelling from Tehran to Beirut and US military aircraft has become the latest bone of contention between Iran and the United States. Iran claimed that 12 passengers and crew had to be treated in a Beirut hospital due to injuries sustained when the plane was forced to make sudden movements to avoid the US jets.

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