Breaking News out of Syria as Iran has fired missiles into Eastern Syria in what appears to be a retaliatory strike against the Islamic State.
In the Iranian Capital of Tehran on June 7th the Iranian Parliament was under siege by gunmen who claimed allegiance to ISIS. Tehran has now reacted with explosive new strikes in the first ever ground to ground strikes from Iran into Syria.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Iran posted on it's website "In this operation, several ground-to-ground midrange missiles were fired from IRGC bases in Kermanshah Province and targeted Takfiri forces in the Deir Ezzor region in Eastern Syria.”
Sepah News, the reporting website stated that the IRGC uses the term Takfiri to describe ISIS.
Tehran is still reeling in anger over the attacks on it's Parliament and against the shrine of it's historic republic’s founder Ayatollah Khomeini.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has accused Saudi Arabia of assisting ISIS in the attacks in it's Capital City only further to increase the tensions in the region. Syria itself has been involved in a brutal Civil War since 2011 that has amounted to massive civilian and insurgent casualties.
Iran has strongly supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his fight against anti-government rebel groups and ISIS, which is primarily based in the Syrian city of Raqqa. Saudi Arabia along with Israel are both known to wish to oust Assad while Russia supports Iran in the defense of Assad.