Iran fires mis­siles aimed at IS

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - World -

Iran’s Revo­lu­tion­ary Guard said it launched a se­ries of mis­siles into Syria on Sun­day in re­venge for deadly at­tacks on its cap­i­tal that were claimed by the Is­lamic State group.

It was the first mis­sile at­tack by Iran out­side its own ter­ri­tory in 30 years, since the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88, me­dia in the Is­lamic repub­lic re­ported.

It came hours af­ter supreme leader Ay­a­tol­lah Ali Khamenei vowed Iran would “slap its en­e­mies” in hon­our of the vic­tims’ fam­i­lies, in­clud­ing those killed in Syria and Iraq. The mis­siles were fired from western Iran across the bor­der into Deir Ez­zor prov­ince, in north­east­ern Syria, tar­get­ing what the Guard called “ter­ror bases”. The Guard said in a state­ment the mis­siles were “in re­tal­i­a­tion” for the June 7 at­tacks on Tehran claimed by IS.

“Medium-range mis­siles were fired from the (western) prov­inces of Ker­man­shah and Kur­destan, and a large num­ber of ter­ror­ists were killed,” it said. AFP

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