Following the recent attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz, the government of Iran has launched a missile attack into eastern Syria targeting militants it blamed for killing its the country’s Revolutionary Guards.
On its official page, the revolutionary Guards posted: “The headquarters of those responsible for the terrorist crime in Ahvaz was attacked a few minutes ago east of the Euphrates by several ballistic missiles fired by the aerospace branch of the Guardians of the Revolution,” s
According to the State television and the state-run IRNA news agency, it said the attacks “killed and wounded” militants in Syria, without elaborating.
The Syrian government hasn’t acknowledged the attacks.
Another Iranian State TV aired footage showed one of its reporters standing by as one of the missiles launched, identifying the area as being in Iran’s western province of Kermanshah.
A state TV-aired graphic suggested the missiles flew over central Iraq near the city of Tikrit before landing near the city of Abu Kamal, in the far southeast of Syria.
Abu Kamal is held by forces loyal to Syria’s embattled President Bashar Assad. However, the city has been targeted even now by militants from the extremist Islamic State (IS) group, who have lost almost all the territory they once held in Syria and Iraq.