The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps stated it had used ballistic missiles in opposition to an ISIS base in Syria and a stronghold of the Israeli spy service Mossad in Iraq on Monday, in retaliation for the current terrorist bombings in Iran.
Two explosions killed nearly 100 individuals in Kerman on January 3, as pilgrims gathered to honor the late Common Qassem Soleimani, killed by the US in 2021. Islamic State (IS, also referred to as ISIS) claimed accountability. Final month, one other suicide bombing within the city of Rask killed 11 Iranian police. It was blamed on the Pakistan-based group Jaish Al-Adl.
“In response to the current crimes of the terrorist teams that unjustly martyred a bunch of our pricey compatriots in Kerman and Rask, now we have recognized gathering locations of commanders and parts of ISIS associated to current terrorist operations within the occupied territories of Syria and destroyed them by firing numerous ballistic missiles,” the IRGC stated in a press release.
In a follow-on assertion, the IRGC stated it had additionally used missiles in opposition to “one of many fundamental espionage headquarters of the Zionist regime (Mossad) within the Kurdistan area of Iraq.”
The assault was “in response to the current evils of the Zionist regime in martyring the commanders of the Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Resistance Entrance,” the IRGC added.
Whereas the bulletins didn’t specify the placement of both strike, studies from Iraq instructed that the missiles struck the town of Erbil. Iran has attacked alleged Israeli targets in Erbil earlier than, in March 2022, in reprisal over airstrikes in Syria that killed two IRGC officers.
“We guarantee our beloved nation that the offensive operations of the IRGC will proceed till the final drops of martyrs’ blood are avenged,” the group stated.
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