Iran's Revolutionary Guard says hit Syria for Tehran attacks

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

Published: 19th June 2017 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2017 05:59 AM   |  A+A-

(File Photo for representation | AP) Syrian citizens and civil defense workers gathering next of burning car at the explosion scene, in Azaz town, north Syria, Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

By Associated Press

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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