Iran targets Ahvaz terrorist attack masterminds with missiles
Iran launched missiles attack on east of Euphrates eastern Syria to target culprits of the recent terror attack in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz.
Iran Press/ Iran news: Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced in a statement that the strike took place in early Monday by the IRGC’s Aerospace Division, killing and injuring a large number of Takfiri terrorists and ringleaders of the September 22 attack.
The long-range surface to surface missiles traveled over 700 miles from the territory of Iran - completely over Iraq, before striking with very good accuracy terrorist positions.
The Monday retaliatory attack came 9 days after more than 20 people were killed in Ahvaz terrorist attack, which was simultaneously claimed by the Saudi Arabia-linked al-Ahwaziya terrorist group, and the Daesh Takfiri terror outfit, which is suspected of receiving Saudi patronage.
4 terrorists opened fire on soldiers and civilians during a military parade. 25 people, including a four-year-old child, lost their lives.
The attack happened during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the day Iraq attacked Iran and imposed an 8-year war on the country.
Three of the terrorists were shot dead at the scene while a fourth was arrested and later succumbed to his wounds, armed forces spokesman Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said.
Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Friday to respect Tehran's "red lines" or face retaliation.
On September 9, the IRCG confirmed that it has fired seven short-range missiles at a gathering of terrorist commanders in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.
Last year, Iran launched missile strikes targeting “terrorists” in then ISIS-controlled Syrian town of Deir ez-Zour in retaliation for terrorist attacks on the Iranian parliament and at the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini that killed 18 people – mostly civilians.