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Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks

Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards stated on Sunday that it has targeted the bases of militant groups in Syria with several missiles.

Activists in Syria said they had no immediate information on damage or casualties from the strikes, launched from Iran's Kurdistan and Kermanshah provinces.

Activists in Syria did not immediately have information about the Iranian-claimed strikes.

The unofficial footage below released on social media shows what is reported to be one of the missiles being launched from one of Iran's western provinces.

"The spilling of any innocent blood will not go unanswered", Press TV cited a statement by the Revolutionary Guards as saying. Deir el-Zour is home to both Islamic State militants and civilians.

On June 7, gunmen mounted nearly simultaneous assaults on Iran's Parliament and the Mausoleum of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini.

The attack also came as emboldened Sunni Arab states - backed by U.S. President Donald Trump - are hardening their stance against Iran.

"The IRGC warns the Takfiri terrorists and their regional and trans-regional supporters that they would be engulfed by its revolutionary wrath and flames of the fire of its revenge in case they repeat any such devilish and dirty move in future", the IRGC added.

Shiite-majority Iran and Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia have long had a sectarian feud.


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