Exclusive: IRGC Missile Attacks on Terrorists Coordinated with Damascus
- June, 19, 2017 - 10:54
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Public Relations Department General Ramezan Sharif announced that the missile attacks on terrorist sites in Syria’s eastern region of Deir ez-Zor had been coordinated with the Arab country’s government.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, General Sharif pointed to the IRGC’s missile attacks against terrorists in Deir ez-Zor on Sunday night, saying that during the operation codenamed “Laylat al-Qadr” the IRGC fired six mid-range ballistic missiles at various targets, within a rage of 650 to 700 kilometers.
The strong missiles successfully hit the targets with pinpoint accuracy, he said, adding that the headquarters, ammunition and logistic depots of the terrorists were among the targets in the operation.
“The firing of these missiles had previously been coordinated with Syria and the missiles entered the Syrian airspace through Iraq,” the commander noted.
He also emphasized that the missile attacks were carried out in response to the recent Daesh-claimed terror attacks in Tehran, adding that Zolfaqar high-precision missiles were also used in the attack.
The IRGC public relations office statement said Sunday that missiles were fired from the IRGC aerospace force’s bases in Iran’s western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan.