Middle East crisis and British teenager in Cyprus feature on front pages

Middle East

With Iran’s missile strikes on Iraq happening after deadline time last night, Wednesday’s front pages feature an assortment of topics.

The Guardian leads on the Iran situation, saying hundreds of British troops are ‘on standby’ for the crisis.

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Guardian front page, Wednesday 8 January 2020: Hundreds of British troops ‘on standby’ in Iran crisis pic.twitter.com/3zpiQM7ljh

&mdash; The Guardian (@guardian) January 7, 2020

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The Independent splashes with an ex-SAS chief warning the Middle East could be engulfed in a “devastating” new war.

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INDEPENDENT DIGITAL: Ex SAS chief: Soleimani killing risks new war #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/3aTxl0I13x

&mdash; Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) January 7, 2020

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