19 Jun '17, 1pm

Iranian Media Reports Missile Strike in Syria

On Sunday, Iranian outlets reported that their country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC-AF) fired several missiles against “Takfiri terrorists” in the Syrian governorate of Deir ez-Zor. The strikes were reportedly retaliatory in nature, in response to the Islamic State’s twin terrorist attacks in Tehran earlier in June [see Long War Journal report ]. According to a press release by the public relations arm of the IRGC, the Guard Corps vowed “to never leave unanswered the spilling of the blood of the pure.” That same press release specified that Iran fired “several mid-range surface-to-surface missiles from IRGC-AF bases in Kordestan and Kermanshah provinces,” both of which are in the country’s east and close to the Iraqi border. To reach Deir el-Zor in eastern Syria, the missiles’ flight-path would have had to include Iraq. It is an estimated 650 ...

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