Iran fires missiles at militants in Syria over Ahvaz attack
Iran has fired missiles at militants in Syria it blamed for an attack at a military parade in Iran's Ahvaz, the Revolutionary Guards said in a statement published on Sepah News, the Guards’ official news site.
The attack took place at 2 a.m. local time and targeted the bases of "takfiri terrorists" backed by the U.S. and regional powers in eastern Syria, the Guards said in a statement.
The ballistic missiles used in the attack flew 570 km to hit the targets, the Guards said.
"Our iron fist is prepared to deliver a decisive and crushing response to any wickedness and mischief of the enemies," Reuters cited the statement as saying.
The Revolutionary Guards said in the statement that 6 missiles were fired into Syria from western Iran, adding that 7 drones were also used to bomb militant targets during the attack, which killed a number of militant leaders and destroyed supplies and infrastructure used by the group.
Twelve Guards were among those killed in the attack on September 22, when gunmen fired on a viewing stand as military officials watched a ceremony in Ahvaz marking the start of Iran’s 1980-1988 war with Iraq. The Ahvaz National Resistance, an Iranian ethnic Arab separatist movement, and ISIS have both claimed responsibility for the attack in which 25 people were killed.