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IDF: Plane with soldier aboard grounded briefly in Iran before taking off without incident

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Illustrative: This image released by Apple TV+ shows Niv Sultan as Tamar Rabinyan in a scene from 'Tehran.' (Apple TV+ via AP)
Illustrative: This image released by Apple TV+ shows Niv Sultan as Tamar Rabinyan in a scene from 'Tehran.' (Apple TV+ via AP)

An Israeli soldier aboard a plane from Uzbekistan landed in Iran last Thursday, the military says.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, the plane was diverted due to a medical condition of one of the passengers.

The plane spent several hours in Iran before taking off again without any incidents, the IDF says.

The soldier, who does not serve in a sensitive position, was on vacation visiting family.

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