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Iran launches missile, drone attacks on militants in Syria

Using missiles and armed drones, Iran said it sought to send a message to terrorist groups and their sponsors.
Men mourn during a funeral of the victims of assault that killed 25 people, in the streets of the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, Iran September 24, 2018. Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. - RC1503357B50

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has responded to the Sept. 22 terrorist attack in the southwestern city of Ahvaz — which both the Islamic State (IS) and Arab separatists claimed — by using missiles and, for the first time outside of its borders, armed drones against targets in Syria.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said after the missile attack, “Any action or movement from the military or political segments is not without a message and certainly has special messages.” He continued, “What can be stated clearly is Iran’s serious determination for countering centers of terrorism, a determination that we saw this morning from the forces of the IRGC.”

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