Iran Launches Six Missiles Into Eastern Syria. Read Here To Know More

| June 19 , 2017 , 17:32 IST

Iran has fired 6 missiles into Eastern Syria national TV showed footages of missile attacks being launched from western Iran.

“In the operation, code-named Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny), the Guards launched six medium-range ballistic missiles at various targets in ranges between 650km to 700km,” Tasnim news agency quoted IRGC spokesman Ramazan Sharif as saying on Monday.

Targeting “headquarters and gathering centres of Takfiri terrorists” in the Deir Al Zour region of eastern Syria, the missiles used the Iraqi airspace.

“The missiles were launched in coordination with Syria beforehand,” the IRGC official said.

The IRGC launched the missiles from western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan, home to Sunni Kurdish populations.

“The missile firings from the two Sunni-majority provinces at headquarters of Daesh terrorists carries the message of unity of all Iranians in the face of terrorists,” Sharif added.

The missiles successfully hit the targets, Sharif said. 

The missile operation “is just a very small part of the capability of Iran’s punitive force against the terrorists and its enemies,” Sharif further noted.

Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the IRGC Aerospace unit, hailed the missile raids, saying any more evil act against Iran will result in “costly consequences”

“Our enemies should know that Tehran is not London or Paris,” Hajizadeh stated, a reference to the European capitals coming under numerous terrorist attacks over the past years.

Former IRGC chief Mohsen Rezaei tweeted, “This was just the beginning of the revenge. Harder slap is underway”. Rezaei also called the missile attacks “the message of Iran’s authority” to “supporters of terrorism.”