IRGC Official Threatens ISIL with More Missile Strikes in Case of More Attacks against Iran
“As stated in the IRGC statement, the terrorists will be confronted with more serious measures and stronger slaps in the face if they continue their devilish acts,” General Javani said on Monday, one day after the IRGC launched 6 missiles on ISIL bases in Deir Ezzur in response to their June 7 terrorist attacks in Tehran.
Noting that Zolfaqar high-precision ground-to-ground missile was among the missiles that hit the ISIL positions in Syria on Sunday night, he said that the IRGC is in possession of a large number of such missiles that can be launched from mobile platforms at any point.
The IRGC fired 6 mid-range missiles at the gathering centers of the ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzur on Sunday evening.
Based on the information received by FNA, during the Sunday operations codenamed ‘Laylat al-Qadr’ against the ISIL positions in Syria 6 ground-to-ground missiles were fired from the IRGC bases in Kermanshah and Kurdistan provinces in Western Iran and they hit the targets in Deir Ezzur with high precision after flying through the Iraqi airspace.
Also, footages of the missile launch showed that at least two of them were of Zolfaqar and Qiam classes of the Iran-made missiles.
Iran last September started mass-production of home-made Zolfaqar missile that carries a Multiple Re-entry Vehicle payload and can destroy targets in distances up to 700km in range with a zero margin of error.
Zolfaqar, the latest generation of Iran’s mid-range missiles, which was unveiled during the nationwide parades of Armed Forces in September 2016, is capable of carrying MRV payloads and can rain down missiles on ground targets with a high level of precision-striking power.
Qiam missile is also capable of carrying different types of ‘Blast’ and ‘MRV’ payloads, and can destroy a wide range of targets. It can be launched from mobile platforms or silos in different positions and can escape missile defense shields due to its radar-evading capability.
Qiam is also a new type of surface-to-surface and cruise missile of Iran.
The IRGC announced on Sunday night that it had launched multiple missile strikes at ISIL centers in Syria’s Deir Ezzur in retaliation for the June 7 twin terrorist attacks in Tehran, adding that the mid-range missiles were fired from bases in Western Iran.
“The Takfiri terrorists’ command center, concentration points and logistical centers used for assembling cars for suicide attacks in Deir Ezzur region in Eastern Syria came under attack by the IRGC moments ago in a move to punish the terrorists for the twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and the holy shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, on June 7,” a statement issued by the IRGC Public Relations Office said.
“A number of mid-range ground-to-ground missiles fired from the IRGC Aerospace Force bases in Kermanshah and Kurdistan provinces targeted the Takfiri terrorists in this operation and struck them with lethal and crushing blows,” the statement said.
The statement further added that according to intel and reports, “a large number of Takfiri terrorists have been killed and their equipment, systems and weapons have been destroyed” in the operation.
The IRGC cautioned that the missile strikes were just a warning to deter any further action by the terrorists. “The IRGC warns the Takfiri terrorists and their regional and trans-regional supporters that they would be engulfed by its revolutionary wrath and flames of the fire of its revenge in case they repeat any such devilish and dirty move in future.”
Three unknown assailants fired several rounds at the guards protecting the parliament building in Tehran on June 7. The assailants opened their way into the parliament’s administrative building while shooting at the guards and civilians.
A similar attack took place at the holy shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, parallel with the parliament attack.
A sum of 18 people, including a parliament guard, were killed and 52 others were wounded in the twin attacks claimed by the ISIL.