Iran Launches Missile Strikes Against "Terror Bases" In Eastern Syria

Tyler Durden's picture

In a major escalation of the Syrian proxy war, Iran's Revolutionary Guard said it launched multiple missile strikes from IRGC missile bases in provinces of Kermanshah & Kordestan, targeting "terror bases" in Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria in retaliation for ISIS-claimed attacks in Tehran.

Footage of the moment the IRGC fired the missiles is shown below:

The launch takes place just a couple of hours after Iran's Supreme leader said "they cannot slap us in the face. We will slap them in the face... Iran has stood firm & strong."

As reporter Anshel Pfeffer observes, this is a "major development" and constitutes the "first operational use of mid-range missiles by Iran since war with Iraq."

According to the AP, the "Guard's website as well as the Tasnim semi-official news agency, reported the strikes Sunday on Deir el-Zour, Syria. The Guard’s website said it launched surface-to-surface medium-range missiles targeting the area.  It did not immediately offer other specifics, other than to say the missiles were launched from Iran."

"The spilling of any pure blood will not go unanswered," the Revolutionary Guards said in a statement, according to Tasnim, which adds that the IRGC announced that a high number of terrorists have been killed by the missile attack.

Such an attack is rare in Syria’s long-running civil war, in which Iran is backing embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad. 

The attack is reportedly in response to the previously reported attack in which five ISIS-linked terrorist stormed Iran’s parliament and a shrine to revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini this month, killing at least 17 people and wounding more than 50. Iran blamed Saudi Arabia for the attack, claiming its support for ISIS terrorist had made it possible.

The launch takes place just hours after Iran held a joint naval drill with Chinese warship in the Straits of Hormuz, as reported previously.

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Ignatius's picture

Iran knows they're next.

Correct action from a military viewpoint.

The Juggernaut's picture

Dissapointing to realize that the Iranians would be a more favorable ally than the Saudis.

Stuck on Zero's picture

There always has to be some shooting war somewhere in the world where many nations are half engaged. Why? To test out those shiny new weapons in combat.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Just wait until IRAN is able to put a Nuclear warhead or chemical warhead on one of these missiles. The Shiites (IRAN) will stop at nothing to win the Sunni-Shiite conflict.

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The Sunni-Shiite Divide

Few Western politicians know the first thing about the Sunni-Shiite rift, which flows from a doctrinal dispute that might seem trivial to modern outsiders. When Mohammed died in the 7th Century, there was a profound disagreement among the early followers of Islam about who should succeed him as leader. 

The heart of the Sunni-Shiite conflict is that the Sunnis thought the new leader or “caliph” should be elected and chose Mohammed’s close friend Abu Bakr. The leader of the Islamic State, who styles himself as “caliph” or ruler of all true Muslims, calls himself “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi” in homage to the first caliph. His real name is Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim al-Badri.

The dissident group we now know as Shiites (IRAN) insisted that only a blood relative of Mohammed was fit to lead, rallying behind Ali bin Abu Talib, who was both Mohammed’s cousin and son-in-law. Ali actually took a turn as caliph after Abu Bakr died, so it would be more precise to say the enduring rift within Islam was caused by Ali’s assumption of leadership and the argument over his successor.

underthevolcano's picture

MAKES YOU REALIZE HOW LONG BLOOD FEUDS LAST, DOESN'T IT.

Alt RightGirl's picture

They should launch them against US-led coalition bases.

That is where ISIS are hiding like rats.

Once the ISIS pawns are snuffed that might even cut Trump lose from his neocon "obligations".

And start concentrate on mainland US obligations.

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Art Van Delay's picture

Go IRAN.

It's about time to take CIA/Mossad assets out of the game.

 

French Bloke's picture

Alt Right, you have, I think, hit the nail on the head. This could be a big warning from Iran that US forces supporting ISIS and other terrorists, may be next. And they are a legitimate target as Iran are an ally of Syria and the US are an uninvited guest. About as welcome as a smelly fart in a spacesuit...

IntercoursetheEU's picture

Surprised they took the bait; that means the payback must be ready; and it's probably comng in the financial realm; our Achilles Heel.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

So youve read a little Islamic history. Good.

This is the standard shia sunni hate meme that is used to cover the fact that ISIS is NOT Sunni, it is CIA/Israeli. Used to stir things up.   Just talk with muslims and you find there is no real divide.  This is not about religion. It is about CIA/MIC/Rothschilds plans...

floridasandy's picture

you have to be kidding, my friend.

 

they were fighting long before the US was even a country. Pray tell, who did you blame then????

 

Or all the Muslim attacks in Africa, Phillipines, China, Europe, etc.? Is the US responsible for all those also? When anyone hears the word terrorism, what do they associate it with?

 

Waiting.

 

Maybe Muslim citizens want peace (don't doubt that at all) but leadership benefits from strife in those countries.

el buitre's picture

Waiting........

Short anwer is yes.  

jefferson32's picture

The idea that different branches of Islam "have always been massacring each other" is false. Blatant hasbara.

The Muslim world was united under the Ottoman caliph for centuries. Only after WW1 and the British taking over the ME has it turned into a regressive shithole.

Truther's picture

Anyway.... Fuck the Saudis and all the wahhabi goat fuckers into oblivion.

 

HalinCA's picture

Favorable meaning ..... powerful? Reliable? I dont know what you mean!

political_proxy's picture

Saudi has one vital thing Iran does not.

...need I say it?

Schmuck Raker's picture

Agreed. But I would prefer NO allies in the ME, might even end up with fewer enemies.

slammin_dude's picture

Why???? Have u ever met any iranians? Contrarty to propaganda, theyre genreally normal people... saudis are asshole whck jobs,

Downrange's picture

Was on a charter fishing trip last summer, met this guy with an accent, drinking beer and cussing up a storm. I ask him where he's from, "Me? I'm from Iran, all of us dream of doing these types of things like and with Americans". Whats up with your country? "Oh, the fake muslims in our country are ruining everything, the Iranian people are not muslim, Shia is fake. The arabs are the real muslims, the Sunni, we are Persians, someday we will get rid of the ayatollah's, they have fucked up everything".

 

Killdo's picture

that's why Saudis get on very well with Brits

Koba the Dread's picture

True! Iran has been a great civilization for 4,000 years. Other than Mohammed, and except for the Arabian littoral, Arabia has been nothing but hideous inhospitable desert fit only for ignorant primitive tribesmen and damned few of them. Oil is the only thing that has given Arabia any meaning at all except for the religious site at Mecca. In Iran over fifty years ago I even then described it to people as the Germany of the middle east--intelligent, educated, hard-working people. But for the US puppet Shah Reza, Iran would by now be a great power in the world. Correction: It is now a great power in the world except that the US tries to do with threats, sanctions and disruption what it's servant, Shah Reza, used to do. Go Iran!

fattail's picture

My neighbor is an Iranian.  Other than a taste for 12 year old Scotch he seems pretty normal.

I'm sorry this whole thing in Syria is complicated.  Who are we rooting for again.

underthevolcano's picture

Iran is next? No, no, no. The US is NEXT.

NoWayJose's picture

If the US can hit Syria with missiles, why not China or Iran?

HRClinton's picture

Sooner or later they probably will hit Iran or China.

(Your word choice left that option open). :-)

swmnguy's picture

Hopefully, that's just a modifier dangling in the breeze.

earleflorida's picture

and sooner than later they will probably hit the ussa...

HoyeruNew's picture

cool, hopefully they killed a few USA/CIA "advisors".

DEMIZEN's picture

was expected. message to kurds. the question here is what is next?

Jubal Early's picture

Far more likely a message to the US Zio-army that they had better think twice before they fire the Himars missles that they recently flew into al Tanf.

JohninMK's picture

Probably drove them in. Jordan also operates HIMARs.

swmnguy's picture

Yes, Iran has trouble with the Kurds.  Less than the Turks by a long shot.  Iran isn't worried about the Kurds.

This is a signal to the US/ISIS forces.

Ms No's picture

Stocked up on popcorn, check.  Too bad it isn't Saudi Arabia.  Why can't it be Saudi Arabia!

underthevolcano's picture

If I read one more fucking popcorn comment, I will puke.