Iran launches missile strike targeting ISIS militants in Syria for Tehran attacks
Iranian Revolutionary Guards fired missiles in eastern Syria aimed at militants in the Islamic state in response to an attack on the Iranian parliament and a sanctuary in Tehran, warning that it could also retaliate against anyone else attacking Iran.
The surface-to-surface missile launch in Deir el-Zour province, Syria, came as Islamic state militants fled an attack led by the United States-led coalition to try to strengthen their positions there.
In Syria, he said he had no immediate information on damage or loss of attacks launched by the Iranian provinces of Kurdistan and Kermanshah.
Social networks were flooded with fragile mobile phone images in these areas, indicating that the missiles were rising in an orange glow before heading to their targets.
Yesterday’s attack marked a rare direct attack from the interior of the Islamic Republic in the middle of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s support.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards, a tough paramilitary force, saw counselors and combatants being killed in the conflict.
A statement the guard carried on his website says many “terrorists” were killed and their guns destroyed during the strike.
He described the targeting of a command center and an area used to build suicide car bombs in the provincial capital, also called Deir el-Zour. “The message of the revolutionary and punitive movement is completely clear,” the guard said in his statement, released by the IRNA news agency.
“If Satanic action and evil is repeated against the Iranian nation, the anger and the revolutionary flames of revenge (the protector) swallow authors and lead criminals to hell.”
The Iranian semi-official Fars news agency estimated close to the Guard, said the paramilitary force launched a total of six missiles that flew over Iraqi airspace before reaching Syria.
Deir el-Zour home of Islamic State militants and civilians. Extremists are increasingly Fuyes at Deir el-Zour while Raqqa de facto capital of the Islamic State group was punished by US air strikes.
Five Islamic state-linked attackers stormed the Iranian parliament and a shrine for revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on June 7, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 50.
This attack marked the first in attacking Iran, shocking residents who believed that the chaos that encompasses the rest of the Middle East would not find them in the Shiite majority nation. Iran described the attackers as “long affiliated with Wahhabi” an ultraconservative form of Sunni Islam practices in Saudi Arabia.
However, he directly stopped blaming the kingdom of the attack, although many in the country expressed their suspicions, Iran’s regional rival participated in the attack.