Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) say that they have launched a missile attack on ISIS positions in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr.
The multiple strikes were reportedly in retaliation for the recent terrorist attacks in Tehran which ISIS claimed responsibility for.
In a statement on Sunday the IRGC said that the mid-range missiles were fired from bases in Western Iran.
Fars News Agency reports:
“A number of mid-range ground-to-ground missiles fired from the IRGC Aerospace Force bases in Kermanshah and Kurdistan provinces targeted the Takfiri terrorists and struck them with lethal and crushing blows in this operation,” the statement said.
The statement further added that according to IRGC intel and reports showed that “a large number of Takfiri terrorists have been killed and their equipment, systems and weapons have been destroyed” in the operation.
The IRGC also stressed that the missiles strikes were a retaliation for the ISIL’s twin terrorist attacks on the Iranian parliament and the holy shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, on June 7 that killed 17 civilians and an IRGC guard member.