Iranian Forces Prepared to Deal Crushing Response to Aggressors: Commander
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of Iran’s Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari highlighted the preparedness of his forces in the face of foreign threats and said the Islamic Republic’s Armed Forces will powerfully confront aggressors.
Speaking to reporters in the northeastern city of Mashhad on Sunday, Brigadier General Heidari hailed a recent missile attack on Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorists in Syria by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and said, “…The move by the IRGC brothers was a slap in the mouth of the enemies.”
The commander added that the missile attack was an all-out measure by all of the Iranian Armed Forces, who slap the country’s enemies in the face under the command of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.
Necessary measures have been taken to prevent any aggression against the country and “to rub enemies’ noses in the dirt” in case they make a mistake, he underlined.
In an operation on June 18 codenamed “Laylat al-Qadr”, the IRGC fired six mid-range ballistic missiles at various targets within a range of 650 to 700 kilometers, including the headquarters, ammunition and logistic depots of Daesh terrorists.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department General Ramezan Sharif said, “The firing of these missiles had previously been coordinated with Syria.”
He added 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 among those used in the attack.
Also, the IRGC public relations office statement said that the missiles were fired from the IRGC aerospace force’s bases in Iran’s western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan.