Monday, June 19, 2017

Iran Threatens To Escalate Its Attacks Against ISIS Targets In Syria After Sunday's Missile Strikes

Slate: Iran Launches Missile Strikes Targeting ISIS in Syria, Dramatically Escalating Role in Syrian Conflict

Iran announced Sunday the Iran Revolutionary Guards had launched ballistic missile strikes on Saturday against ISIS targets in Syria, dramatically escalating the country’s role in the Syrian conflict. The mid-range ground-to-ground missiles targeted militants in eastern Syria in retaliation for the deadly terrorist attacks in Tehran earlier this month. Iran vowed to respond to a brazen coordinated pair of attacks on its parliament building and the tomb of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic. ISIS claimed responsibility for the June 7th attack. An Iranian official called the strikes “soft revenge” for the Tehran attacks.

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WN Editor: The Israelis (not surprising) are concerned by this Iranian missile strike (and its accuracy) .... After Iran fires missiles at IS in Syria, Netanyahu warns it not to threaten Israel (The Times of Israel)

More News On Sunday's Iranian Missile Strike Against ISIS Targets In Syria

Iran targets 'terrorists' in missile strike on Isis-held Syrian town -- The Guardian
Iran strikes 'terror bases' in Syria as it launches first missiles at another country in 30 years -- Daily Mail
Iran says its missiles hit Islamic State targets in Syria -- The Times of Israel
Iran Threatens ISIS With Intensified Strikes After Firing Missile Into Syria -- Haaretz
Iran Fires Several Missiles at Syria After Tehran Attacks -- Bloomberg
Iran fires missiles at ISIL base in Syria -- Euronews
Iran sends a message with missile strike in Syria -- AFP

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