Following the incident with downing of a Syrian Air Force Su-22 warplane by the US warplane, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched medium-range ground-to-ground missiles at ISIS targets in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor.
According to the IRGC, the missiles were launched from the western Iranian provinces of Kermanshah and Kordestan, flied through Iraq’s airspace and hit terrorists targets in Syria.
Iran reportedly used Zolfaqar missiles, recently supplied to the IRGC.
The Iranian state-run media argued that a high number of ISIS terrorists were killed as a result of the attack. However, no numbers were provided.
The IRGC statement said that the missile strike was a response to the recent ISIS-claimed terrorist attack in Tehran.
However, it’s clear that this missile strike was a message to the US-led coalition and US-backed forces in Syria. The Deir Ezzor missile strike shows that Iran is capable to conduct a missile strike on joint garrisons of the US-led coalition forces and US-backed militant groups located near the villages of At Tanf and al-Zquf at the border with Iraq.