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Iran's Revolutionary Guard says hit Syria for Tehran attacks

AP  |  Tehran 

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has launched a series of missile strikes on eastern Syria over Islamic State-claimed attacks on Tehran.

The Guard's website, as well as semi-official agencies, reported the strikes today onDeirel-Zour, Syria.

The Guard's website said it launched surface-to-surface medium-range missiles targeting the area.

It did not immediately offer other specifics, other than to say the missiles were launched from

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

Five Islamic State-linked attackers stormed Iran's and a shrine to revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini this month, killing at least 17 people and wounding more than 50.

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 01:02 IST