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 U.S. Intelligence Has Preliminary Concluded that the Boeing 777 Was Hit by Missile Most Llikely Fired by Pro-Russian Separatists

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A preliminary classified U.S. intelligence analysis has concluded that the missile that hit Flight 17 most likely was fired by pro-Russian separatists inside eastern Ukraine, according to a U.S. defense official with direct access to the latest information.

The official declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the information, CNN reports.

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The Boeing 777 with 298 people aboard fell from the sky near the town of Torez in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, officials said. A top Ukrainian official said the plane, which was on the way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was flying at about 10,000 meters (nearly 33,000 feet) when the missile hit.

Ukrainian government officials said 181 bodies had been found.




 
 
 
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