Iran's Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard announced on Sunday that it launched several missiles into Syria, targeting Islamic State fighters in retaliation for the attacks in Tehran on June 7.

IRGC forces have been assisting in the fight against ISIS in both Iraq and Syria, but the missile strike represents a significant escalation in Iran's involvement.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps issued a statement, saying that it launched surface-to-surface medium-range missiles into Syria's northeastern Deir el-Zour province where Daesh terrorists have a presence. Social media was awash in shaky mobile phone footage from those areas, allegedly showing the missiles rise in an orange glow before heading toward their targets.

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"The spilling of innocent blood will not go unanswered", said the IRGC in a statement.

Iran is allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the ongoing Syrian civil war.

The Islamic State launched two coordinated attacks against Iran's Parliament and tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini on June 7 in Tehran.

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The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the assaults.

Iran has described the attackers as being "long affiliated with the Wahhabi", an ultraconservative form of Sunni Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia. The rivals are on opposite sides of violent conflicts in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere.

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