Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has hit Syria in response for Tehran attacks

Tehran: Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has launched a series of missile strikes on eastern Syria over Islamic State-claimed attacks on Tehran.

AP August 23, 2017 14:31:40 IST
Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has hit Syria in response for Tehran attacks

Tehran: Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has launched a series of missile strikes on eastern Syria over Islamic State-claimed attacks on Tehran.

The guard's website, as well as semi-official news agencies, reported the strikes today on Deir el-Zour, Syria.

The guard's website said it launched surface-to-surface medium-range missiles targeting the area. It did not immediately offer other specifics, other than to say the missiles were launched from Iran.

Such an attack is rare in Syria's long-running civil war, in which Iran is backing embattled Syrian president Bashar Assad.

Five Islamic State-linked attackers stormed Iran's Parliament and a shrine to revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini this month, killing at least 17 people and
wounding more than 50.

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