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.


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.

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?




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

el buitre's picture


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.

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!

Cman5000's picture

We're getting very close to a larger regional war or World War.

wow thats crazy's picture

I think you right but if the US starts it I don't see many countries joing them! The last sanctions against Russia is really about sanctions against Europe for working with Russia energy sector.


and arming the Kurds if saying fuck you Turkey, sanctions against Qatar, sanction against Germany,


booboo's picture

the driving force behind every stupid decision of U.S. policy and complete lawlessness is done to preserve the status of the dollar. Politicians being led to the slaughter like a male dog sniffing the air for a heated bitch.

PrivetHedge's picture

But every stupid decision of U.S. policy is turning countries away from the dollar.

swmnguy's picture

That's the problem with stupid decisions.

xrxs's picture

The chess match isn't as one-sided as it used to be.  We're headed for interesting times.

BritBob's picture

 Iran is a member of the UN C24 decolonisation committee and supports Argentina's mythical Malvinas' claim. So much for the human and democratic rights of the Falkland Islanders and so much for that so-called sovereignty claim:

Falklands – 1833 Usurpation & UN Resolutions:

Guess they're supportin a fairy tale.



7thGenMO's picture


Over 200 years ago, two brothers sailed from England with their meagre capital to take advantage of Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase and make the USA a continental nation of white farmers.  They were 1stGenMO.  Six generations later, I still hold this sacred land.  Americans, such as myself, are beneficiaries of the British Empire that founded the original American colonies.  However, we are also aware that the British Empire never really benefitted the British commoner but enriched the royalty and Rothschild bankers, so, my ancestors can be considered the "surplus population" (as Charles Dickens would say) that realized there was a limited future in the British class system.  Consequently, while far from perfect, the American system was meant to limit the rise of an elite class, primarily through the 1st and 2nd amendments.

Unfortunately, the post-1945 Empire has become dominated by an elite class of globalist oligarchs that own The Fed and TBTF banks and display nothing but contempt for the native populations of Western countries.  While I do support the human and democratic rights of the Falkland Islanders, will you support Americans like myself who:

1.  Believe the British royal family should no longer be a burden to the British taxpayer and renounce its ties to the Rothschilds.  Also, please keep Prince Andrew from visiting Epstein's Orgy Island to satisfy his sexual perversions on poor American kids.

2.  Support the European Boers of South Africa ( that were genocided by the pre-1945 British Empire so the Rothschilds could steal their gold.

3.  Support UKIP and other nationalist parties in Europe and throughout Western countries, including the former colonies.

If so, then we're on the same page.  Otherwise, I don't understand your "Rule Britannia" comments.  Remember, the royalty only really cared for the commoners when they needed cannon fodder.

Jacksons Ghost's picture

But for a small strip of water (Channel) we would have been rid of England forever in 1940.  FU Brit Bob.  No matter what  happens, your island is going under.  Fuck the City of London.

BigJim's picture

Argentina has no rightful moral claim to the Falklands. But the Falkland Islanders have no rightful moral claim to UK taxpayers' funds in the form of protection against Argentina.

The UK should offer them resettlement fees if they want to leave, and then withdraw their protection. The UK can't afford to run an empire any more for the sake of a handful of Falkland islanders and some of sheep.

swmnguy's picture

There's oil nearby.  That's the only reason anybody gives a crap about the Falkland Islands.  It ain't about the sheep, nor the penguins.  Nor keeping the Union Jack over Shag Point on Dyke Island, though I'm sure that's important and wouldn't be the same in Spanish if the Argies took over.

Archive_file's picture

I like China's involvement the best. Fuck Uncle Scam.