Iran's Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

Jun 19, 2017, 00:29
Iran's Revolutionary Guard strikes Syria for Tehran attacks

"In this operation, several ground-to-ground midrange missiles were fired from IRGC bases in Kermanshah Province and targeted Takfiri forces in the Deir Ezzor region in Eastern Syria", the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said on its official news website, Sepah News.

Iran said on Sunday it launched missiles into Syria targeting Daesh positions in response to last week's attacks in Tehran which killed 23 people.

It was the first missile attack by Iran outside its own territory in 30 years, since the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88, media in the Islamic republic reported.

The Guard said, in a statement published on its Sepahnews website, that the missiles were "in retaliation" for the June 7 attacks on Tehran claimed by IS.

Dale County DHR strives to stop elder abuse
Athletics great Sir Peter Snell has become a patron of a programme to raise awareness about senior issues including elder abuse . Thursday marked World Elder Abuse Awareness Day , which aims to start conversations about the vulnerability of the elderly.

Two top aides to British PM May resign after disappointing election
May's party won 318 seats, 12 fewer than it had before the snap election, and eight short of the 326 needed for an outright majority.

Trump Blocking Critics on Twitter Violates First Amendment, Lawyers Argue
Overing said courts would most likely deem a public forum a physical venue like a park or town hall, not a social media platform. Thirty percent say they have a favorable opinion of fired FBI Director James Comey, compared to 34 percent who do not.

The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the assaults.

On June 7, gunmen mounted nearly simultaneous assaults on Iran's Parliament and the Mausoleum of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini.

Iran has described the attackers as being "long affiliated with the Wahhabi", an ultraconservative form of Sunni Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia.

The attack also came as emboldened Sunni Arab states - backed by U.S. President Donald Trump - are hardening their stance against Iran. The rivals are on opposite sides of violent conflicts in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion: Warning signs you need to know

    Heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion: Warning signs you need to know

    The high for Monday will be 101, Tuesday's high is expected to be near 105 degrees and Wednesday is expected to reach 106 degrees. A ridge of high pressure centered over Southern California is to blame, said Will Pi, a meteorologist with the weather service.
    EC issues notification for President's election

    EC issues notification for President's election

    Earlier, the notification for the Presidential elections has been released by the Election Commission of India. A candidate needs to secure a certain quota of votes which is 50 percent of the valid votes polled +1.
    Chairman Of NSCN (K) & Senior Naga Militant Leader SS Khaplang Dead

    Chairman Of NSCN (K) & Senior Naga Militant Leader SS Khaplang Dead

    Rijiju said the Indian government had withdrawn ceasefire with NSCN after banning it in 2015 through a special notification. Khaplang may have gone from the scene but the challenge he posed top the Indian state all these years, is far from over.
  • President Trump holds news conference with Romanian president

    President Trump holds news conference with Romanian president

    He adamantly denied Comey's claims that he asked him to end the FBI's investigation into national security adviser Michael Flynn . Kasowitz also maintained that the testimony made clear that Trump "never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr.
    Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial: Five Takeaways From Day Two

    Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial: Five Takeaways From Day Two

    Tearfully, she said she felt humiliated and confused after she drove away from Cosby's estate the next morning. Throughout all the questioning, she has consistently said there was no sexual contact on that prior occasion.
    Pliskova ends French presence to reach Roland Garros last four

    Pliskova ends French presence to reach Roland Garros last four

    Svitolina reeled off five straight games from 2-5 down in the final set for a hard-fought victory against the 290th-ranked Martic. Pliskova, the 2016 US Open runner-up, will take on Caroline Garcia of France for a place in the semi-finals.
  • Oil in Global Economy Series: OPEC May deal compliance review

    West Texas Intermediate crude July contract was at $44.48 a barrel by 3:55AM ET (0755GMT), down 25 cents, or around 0.6%. It reported that USA crude oil inventories fell by 1.7 MMbbls (million barrels) to 511.5 MMbbls on June 2-9, 2017.
    London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck

    London Bridge attacker tried to rent larger truck

    Identical knives , with the brand name Ernesto, were carried by Rachid Redouane, 30, and 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba . The three attackers were wearing fake suicide belts consisting of plastic water bottles wrapped in gray duct tape.
    Troops find stash of banknotes in Marawi

    Troops find stash of banknotes in Marawi

    Tañada on Wednesday, June 7, filed a petition for certiorari and mandamus, together with Bishops Emeritus Deogracias S. The United States is the Philippines' biggest supplier of military hardware and arms.
  • Texas congressman's staffer among those wounded in shooting

    Texas congressman's staffer among those wounded in shooting

    Hodgkinson opened fire shortly after 7 a.m. and top House Republican , Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was among those injured. Click below for some of the comments from Congressman Roger Williams , recorded from his Twitter feed @RepRWilliams.
    Apple to introduce iPhone app to prevent distracted driving

    Apple to introduce iPhone app to prevent distracted driving

    The iOS 11 update isn't just about display or speed; many design aspects of the iPhone and iPad will be overhauled. To start with the iMac Pro , the device offers Apple's signature 27 inch 5K display with brightness upto 500 nits.
    Lewis Hamilton:

    Lewis Hamilton: "I'm just grateful to have ended up in P7"

    It might be the other way. "Congratulations from our side - we need to give them credit". Valtteri Bottas was fourth and as we already said, Hamilton finished in the 7th place.
popular