Iran's Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

Oceane Deschanel
Junho 19, 2017

The IRGC said it launched the mid-range missiles from bases in western Iran at Islamic State targets in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province, semi-official Fars News Agency reported.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard claims it launched airstrikes into eastern Syrian on Sunday, according to the Guard's website.

Iranian television showed footage of the missiles being launched into the night sky.

Iran is allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the ongoing Syrian civil war.

Seventeen people were killed and more than 50 wounded in the June 7 terror attacks on the parliament compound and a shrine to the late Ayatollah Khomeni in Tehran.

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This is published unedited from the PTI feed. Iran's Revolutionary Guard, a hard-line paramilitary force, has seen advisers and fighters killed in the conflict.

"The message of this revolutionary and vengeful move is very clear", the statement read, "the Islamic Revolutionary Guards warn the Takfiri terrorists, their regional and transregional guardians".

Islamic State militants have set up a new headquarters in Mayadeen, Syria, where they are digging in and likely planning more attacks against the West. Deir el-Zour is home to both Islamic State militants and civilians.

It added that if acts like the Tehran attacks were repeated, it will retaliate against the perpetrators and those helping them.

The IRGC had vowed revenge for the attacks and accused Saudi Arabia of supporting ISIS in the operation.

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