Iran was recently attacked by ISIS militants after they stormed their parliament and a popular tomb.
According to reports, Iran retaliated against ISIS on SUnday after the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps launched several mid-range ground-to-ground ballistic missiles at ISIS militants in eastern Syria.
“To that end the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps … a while ago has conducted missile attacks on Takfiri terrorists’ command centers, gatherings, logistic sites and factories of suicide car bombs in Deir ez-Zor region, east of Syria,” read a statement from the public relations office of the IRGC.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The statement further declared that “a number of mid-range ground-to-ground missiles were fired from the IRGC aerospace force’s bases in Iran’s western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan.”
According to the Associated Press, the missile strike was intended to deliver a warning to both regional rival Saudi Arabia and the hated United States as much as it was to deliver explosive payloads on a growing stronghold of the fundamentalist Sunni extremist group in Syria.
Though Iran is considered one of the top sponsors of terrorism around the globe, the Shi’ite Islamic nation has been fighting a proxy war against the extremist Sunni Islamic State group through the use of various Shi’ite militias in Iraq and Syria, Hezbollah paramilitary units from Lebanon and by supporting the armed forces of the embattled Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad.
The firing of six truck-launched Zolfaghar ballistic missiles at night over Iraqi airspace against the targets in Syria — which was reportedly approved by Iraq and coordinated with Russia — is thought to be the first direct action Iran has taken against the terror organization in the years-old conflict and the first missile strike outside Iran’s own borders in 15 years.
“The Saudis and Americans are especially receivers of this message,” stated IRGC Gen. Ramazan Sharif in an interview with a state-run television channel. “Obviously and clearly, some reactionary countries of the region, especially Saudi Arabia, had announced that they are trying to bring insecurity into Iran.”
This is all very interesting. Is Iran actually serious about combating terrorism, or is this nothing but a weak show of force?
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