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Parade attack: Iran attacks Syria with missiles

Parade attack: Iran attacks Syria with missiles

Iran's Revolutionary Guard mentioned that it launched missiles on eastern Syria, targeting fighters, it accused for a recent attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran.
"Our iron fist is ready to deliver a decisive and crushing response to any wickedness and mischief of the enemies," the Guards said in a statement on Monday.
The attack passed at 2am and targeted the bases of "takfiri terrorists" backed by America and regional powers in eastern part of Syria, the statement further mentioned. Iranian officers typically use the word "takfiri" to brief about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, conjointly called ISIS) fighters.
The powerful military said that a minimum of six missiles were fired to Syria. They further said that seven drones also went to bomb rebel targets throughout the attack that killed variety of fighters and destroyed suppliers and infrastructure used by the group.
Syrian media did not at once acknowledge the missile strike - the second such attack on Syria was more than a year ago.
Footage broadcasted by the Iranian news channel showed a reporters standing by as one of the missiles was launched, identified as Iran's western province of Kermanshah.

A state TV-aired graphic suggested that the missiles flew over central Iraq close to the town of Tikrit before landing close to the town of Al Bukamal, within the way southeastern region of Syria.

Al Bukamal is command by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, however sometimes it's been targeted by fighters from the ISIL, who have lost most the territory they once commanded in Syria and Iraq .
A local broadcasting channel reported, mentioning Iran is illustrating it's the "ability and therefore the military would possibly to focus on any threat it sees to itself".
"The missile attacks were followed by bombardment ... signaling their military capabilities within the region," he said.
Iran's Supreme Leader religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had mentioned the deadly Iran attack was joined to the United States' "allies within the region".
Saudi Arabia and UAE have denied involvement within the attack.
The Ahvaz National Resistance, AN Iranian ethnic Arab separatist movement, and therefore the ISIL have each claimed responsibility for the September 22 attack in which 29 folks were killed. Neither cluster has conferred conclusive evidences to back up their claim.
The attack prompted President Hassan Rouhani to warn of a "crushing response", as those killed enclosed members of the elite Revolutionary Guards and women and children who had come back to observe the parade.
Iran initially blamed Arab separatists for the attack within which gunmen disguised as troopers opened fire on the group and officers were watching parade from a viewing platform in the southwestern city.