Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria
- Author: Phil Peters Jun 19, 2017,
Jun 19, 2017, 0:27
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards have reportedly launched ground-to-ground mid-range ballistic missiles from the western Iranian provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan into the eastern Syrian province of Deir-ez Zor.
The Revolutionary Guards are fighting in Syria against militant groups who oppose President Bashar al-Assad.
A Guard statement carried on its website said many "terrorists" were killed and their weapons had been destroyed in the strike.
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The Guard warned Islamic State militants and their "regional and global supporters" that similar retaliatory attacks would target them as well if another assault in Iran occurs. It was the first time that ISIS, a Sunni Muslim group fighting Iranian-backed militias in Syria, has claimed responsibility for an attack in Iran.
"The IRGC warns the Takfiri terrorists and their regional and trans-regional supporters that they would be engulfed by its revolutionary wrath and flames of the fire of its revenge in case they repeat any such devilish and dirty move in future", the IRGC added.