Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria, targets ISIS

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The IRGC said it launched the mid-range missiles from bases in western Iran at Islamic State targets in Syria's Deir ez-Zor province, semi-official Fars News Agency reported. Deir el-Zour is home to both Islamic State militants and civilians.

Such an attack is rare in Syria's long-running civil war, in which Iran is backing embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The IRGC said the operation "struck them with lethal and crushing blows", adding that intelligence reports indicate "a large number of Takfiri terrorists have been killed and their equipment, systems and weapons have been destroyed".

The attack last week, which included shootings and at least one suicide bombing, was on Iran's parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which accused Saudi Arabia of involvement in the attacks, had also vowed to avenge the attacks. It was the first time that ISIS, a Sunni Muslim group fighting Iranian-backed militias in Syria, has claimed responsibility for an attack in Iran.

Iran has sent to Syria military advisers as well as thousands of "volunteer" fighters recruited among its own nationals as well as the Shiite communities in neighbouring Afghanistan and Pakistan since Syria's conflict broke out in March 2011.

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