Iran says it fired missiles targeting Daesh in Syria

Geneva Matthews
June 19, 2017

Iran's paramilitary group, launched a series of ballistic missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria on Sunday in an apparent retaliation for the ISIS's earlier attack on the Iranian capital.

The launch of surface-to-surface medium range missiles into Syria's Deir el-Zour province comes as Islamic State militants fleeing a USA -led coalition onslaught increasingly try to fortify their positions there.

It did not immediately offer other specifics, other than to say the missiles were launched from Iran.

Iran is allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the ongoing Syrian civil war.

"A missile strike on militants' positions is a warning to terrorists".

A Guard statement carried on its website said many "terrorists" were killed and their weapons had been destroyed in the strike.

It came hours after supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a statement on his website, vowed Iran would "slap its enemies" in honour of the victims' families, including those killed in Syria and Iraq. Deir el-Zour is home to both Islamic State militants and civilians. It was the first time that ISIS, a Sunni Muslim group fighting Iranian-backed militias in Syria, has claimed responsibility for an attack in Iran. Iran has arrested dozens of terrorists since the Tehran attacks.

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