Mideast Daily News

Iran Fires Missiles into Syria Claiming it Targeted those who Struck Last Week

By Michael Friedson | The Media Line

June 18, 2017

A military truck carries a Qadr medium-range missile past portraits of the Islamic republic's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during the annual military parade on September 22, 2014. (Photo:BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has fired missiles into eastern Syria, claiming it targeted terrorist groups responsible for attacks in Tehran last week that left 18 dead. According to the Revolutionary Guard website, medium range ground-to-ground missiles were used, the first time the weapon was fired in combat since the end of the 1988 revolution. ISIS has taken credit for an attack in Tehran at the parliament and at the shrine to Ayatollah Khomeini killing 18 and wounding more than 50.


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