Iran's military says it thought the Ukrainian passenger plane it shot down was a US military plane
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The Iranian military said it mistook the Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 as a "hostile target," following reports of US military planes in the area.

The passenger plane bound for Kyiv, Ukraine, was taken down by an Iranian missile shortly after taking off from Tehran on Wednesday. The crash killed all 176 passengers on board.

Iran admitted on Saturday morning local time to accidentally downing the jet, blaming "human error."

Iran initially denied responsibility and blamed...

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