Iran's Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

Iran launches anti-ISIS strikes in Syria

Iran launches anti-ISIS strikes in Syria

The missile strikes, which occurred on Saturday, are the first reported ground-to-ground strikes from Iran into Syria since the Arab country descended into a civil war in 2011.

Activists in Syria did not immediately have information about the Iranian-claimed strikes. The Guard's website said it launched surface-to-surface medium-range missiles targeting the area.

The Guard said, in a statement published on its Sepahnews website, that the missiles were "in retaliation" for the June 7 attacks on Tehran claimed by IS. The missiles have reportedly killed large numbers of terrorists and inflicted significant material damage, Tasnim said.

Iranian television showed footage of the missiles being launched into the night sky.

Iran launches anti-ISIS strikes in Syria

The Revolutionary Guards are fighting in Syria against militant groups who oppose President Bashar al-Assad.

Seventeen people were killed and more than 50 wounded in the June 7 terror attacks on the parliament compound and a shrine to the late Ayatollah Khomeni in Tehran. Deir el-Zour is home to both Islamic State militants and civilians.

Iran has described the attackers as being "long affiliated with the Wahhabi", an ultraconservative form of Sunni Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia. The rivals are on opposite sides of violent conflicts in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere.

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