Iran Fires Missile into Syria, in Revenge for Attack

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Iran’s Revolutionary  Guard , on Sunday said it has launched a series of missiles into Syria in the revenge of a deadly attacks on its capital that were claimed by  IS. In last 30 years, It was the first missile attack by Iran outside its own territory, since Iran & Iraq war of 1980 -1988. The media of the Islamic republic reported.

The supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a statement on his website, pledge Iran would slap its enemies  in honour of the victim’s families, including those who were killed in Iraq and Syria. From western Iran the missiles were fired across the border into Deir Ezzor province in northeastern Syria that targeted the Guard called “terror bases”.

In a statement, published on its Sepahnews website the Guard said that the missiles were in retaliation for the 7 June attacks on Tehran which is claimed by Islamic state group. The statement said,” The Medium range missiles were fired from the western provinces of Kurdistan and Kermanshah, and destroyed weapons and killed a  large number of terrorists.”

It said the main target of that attack was  “command base of the terrorists” in Deir Ezzor which is  eastern province oil rich in Syria. Iranian media  showed footage of the missiles that is being launched into the  sky at night. Gunmen and suicide bombers attacked the parliament complex and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran, on 7 June in which 17 people were killed.

The responsibility claimed by Islamic State group

The Guard Corps of Islamic Revolutionary group accused for the involvement of Saudi Arabia in the attacks and had vowed to avenge the attacks. Also the Senior Iranian officials, had put the blame on Riyadh after the Tehran attacks, saying Saudi Arabia was promoting terrorist groups in Iran.

The  Iran’s Islamic republic  is a key ally of the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Hezbollah movement of Lebanon had been backed by Russia and the Iran. Syria military advisers added Iran advisers as well as thousands of volunteer fighters has recruited in its own national as well as the neighbouring Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Shiite communities, since March 2011, Syria’s conflict broke out.

According to a report published in March, around 2100 combatants sent by Iran died in Iraq and Syria.

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