Iranian military authorities have released footage showing Iranian combat drones targeting Islamic State military assets and positions with guided missiles in the eastern Syrian desert near the border with Iraq.
According to sources, the drones belong to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps – an elite service within the Iranian Armed Forces.
In the video, the Iranian drones target a number of Islamic State positions and technicals (armed pickup trucks) in the eastern Syrian desert region, scoring direct hits.
Based on the footage, the drones – most likely Shahed 129s – appears to be employing TV-guided missiles of a design similar to the US-built Hellfire missile.
The footage serves as evidence of Iran’s growing ability to conduct interdiction strikes against terrorist forces with precision accuracy in air operations that are conducted well outside its borders – all at relatively low cost.