Iran fires missiles aimed at IS
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