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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

The IRGC wrote that the attack “was a message” and a “warning” to “takfiri terrorists, their regional supporters and their supporters outside of the region”.In this picture released by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency on Monday, a missile is fired from city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group in Syria.Iran vowed quick revenge after ISIS suicide bombers and gunmen stormed the parliament and the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini on June 7, killing 18 and injuring at least 56. It was “a flop”, said Yaari. “A failure.” Still, he added dryly, “it photographed well”.Keep in mind, all this has occurred while Iran’s “ballistic missile genie” so to speak has remained in its metaphorical lamp.In his testimony, Tillerson also raised the possibility of imposing sanctions on the whole of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran’s main military force and a major player in the country’s economy.Russia’s defense ministry says it will treat us -led coalition planes in Syria, west of the Euphrates River, as targets after the USA military shot down a Syrian Air Force jet on Sunday.Sharif also warned that such attacks would be repeated if the extremists take action against Iran’s security.Israeli officials and media analysts are wholly unimpressed by yesterday’s Iranian medium-range missile strike against an ISIS target, mockingly declaring it a “flop” and insisting that “Hezbollah can do better” with their own limited missile arsenal.State TV showed mobile missiles launchers being moved in daylight.The Syrian government forces’ march toward the Jordanian border comes two weeks after they reached the border with Iraq for the first time in years.Washington was also among those targeted in Tehran’s deterrence message.While Iran fights ISIS in Iraq, it rarely does so in Syria, where it has been mostly expending its resources on fighting the Syrian rebels.The U.S. military said it was repositioning its aircraft over Syria to ensure the safety of American air crews targeting Islamic State.IRGC spokesman Ramezan Sharif said some of the missiles were of the “Zolfaqar” type, a precision-guided missile with a range of almost 750 km unveiled past year.IRNA reported that on Sunday night the IRGC, “in retaliation, bombarded Daesh positions in Deir Ez-Zor province” to ‘punish the Daesh and manifest Iran’s resolve to pursue military and non-military goals, ‘ according to Rahimi.The exact nature of the targets, or any bomb damage assessment of the missile targets is unknown at this time.Earlier in the day, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, met with families of Iranian forces fighting inside Iraq and Syria, domestically referred to by the Iranian state as “defenders of the holy shrines”.