The Revolutionary Guard of Iran said it launched air missiles on the eastern Syria province, targeting militants, who allegedly were involved in a recent attack on a military parade in Ahvaz.
The guards, in a statement said, “Our iron fist is prepared to deliver a decisive and crushing response to any wickedness and mischief of the enemies.”
Launched at 2am local time, the missiles were dropped on the bases of “takfiri terrorists” supported by America and regional powers in eastern Syria. The word “takfiri” is often used by the Iranian officials to denote Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ISIL (also known as ISIS).
According to the military force, at least six missiles were dropped on Syria. Further, bombing was also done using seven drones on rebel targets during the attack. Numerous fighters were killed in the attacks, along with destroying supplies and infrastructure of the militant group. The Syrian media did not instantly declared the missile attacks.
The Iranian state television aired a clipping, in which one of its reporters witnessed the launching of missiles. The area was identified as Iran’s western province of Kermanshah.
The graphics aired on the TV hinted that the missiles flew over Iraq near the city of Tikrit, before hitting the ground near Abu Kamal in Syria.
Abu Kamal, controlled by forces faithful to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been now and then targeted by the militants of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), who are hardly left with any territory, which they once controlled in Syria and Iraq.
With this attack, Iran has demonstrated that it has the “power and the military might to target any threat it sees to itself”.
Moreover, Iran did a further power-display by heavy bombardment after missile attacks, warning the neighbors of its military capabilities and execution.