Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Monday that it launched ballistic missiles into eastern Syria, targeting militants the force blames for a recent attack on a military parade in Iran.
The launch was the Islamic Republic’s second such missile attack on Syria in over a year Iranian state television and the state-run IRNA news agency said the attacks “killed and wounded” militants in Syria, without elaborating. Syrian state media did not immediately acknowledge the strike, FOX NEWS reports.
During the operations codenamed Zarbat-e Moharram (Blow of Moharram) carried out at 2:00 AM (local time) on Monday the headquarters of Takfiri terrorists near Albu Kamal region in Eastern Euphrates was attacked from Kermanshah province in Western Iran, 570km away from the targets.
One missile shown on state television bore the slogans “Death to America, Death to Israel, Death to Al Saud,”
The missiles were of Zolfaqar and Qiam classes with ranges of respectively 750km and 800km. At least one of the missiles bore slogans ‘Death to America’, ‘Death to Israel’, ‘Death to Al Saud’ and a Quranic verse meaning ‘fight against the friends of Satan’. They traveled over the Iraqi airspace and hit Eastern Euphrates region in Syria.
“This is the roaring of missiles belonging to the Revolutionary Guard of the Islamic Revolution, In a few minutes, the world of arrogance — especially America, the Zionist regime and the Al Saud — will hear the sound of Iran’s repeated blows.”
Prior to the missile attack, Iranian Leader threatened America and Israel and promised retaliation for the parade attacks, “The same will happen to Trump. America will suffer the same fate as Saddam Hussein! Iran will not abandon its defensive weapons … including its missiles that make America so angry.” ~ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
The United States response to Iran’s threats and warned Iran not to attack:
National Security Adviser John Bolton delivered a no-holds-barred warning to Iran at a major summit in New York on Tuesday, telling the regime in a fiery speech that “we are watching, and we will come after you” and that there will be “hell to pay” if it continues on its current course.
“According to the mullahs in Tehran, we are ‘the Great Satan,’ lord of the underworld, master of the raging inferno. So, I might imagine they would take me seriously when I assure them today: If you cross us, our allies, or our partners; if you harm our citizens; if you continue to lie, cheat and deceive, yes, there will indeed be hell to pay.” ~ John Bolton
Now we must wait and see what the U.S. response will be to Iran’s missile attacks.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.