How the ‘AK-47 of Tehran’ changed warfare and set fire to the Middle East


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The next day, US TV screens were broadcasting the names, ranks, ages and photographs of the slain troops – Specialist Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, 23, Specialist Kennedy Ladon Sanders, 24, and Sergeant William Jerome Rivers, 46 – as they did during the darker days of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns. It was the moment that the latest war in the Middle East was brought home to America. ‘Most deadly attack since October 17’ US officials called it the “the most deadly attack since Oct 17”, the date when armed groups across the Middle East started attacking US forces in retaliation for...