Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

Iran fired missiles on Sunday into eastern Syria, aiming at the bases of militant groups it holds responsible for attacks in Tehran which left 18 dead last week, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported.

Iranian Revolutionary Guards launched the mid-range ground-to-ground missiles from western Iran into the Deir al Zour region of eastern Syria, killing a “large number of terrorists” and destroying their equipment and weapons, it said.

The Revolutionary Guards are fighting in Syria against militant groups who oppose President Bashar al-Assad.