HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Iran launches missile str...

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 04:56 PM

Iran launches missile strike into Syria in response to Tehran attacks

Source: Times of Israel

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Sunday it launched missiles into eastern Syria targeting Islamic State militants in response to a June 7 attack on Iran’s parliament and a shrine in Tehran. The hardline paramilitary force also warned that it would similarly retaliate against anyone else carrying out attacks in Iran.

The launch of surface-to-surface medium range missiles into Syria’s Deir el-Zour province comes as Islamic State militants fleeing a US-led coalition onslaught increasingly try to fortify their positions there.


Israel’s Channel 10, quoting an Israeli intelligence source, said the missiles were Iranian Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missiles, with a range of 1,200 kilometers (800 miles).

Sunday’s assault marked an extremely rare direct attack from the Islamic Republic amid its support for embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, a hard-line paramilitary force, has seen advisers and fighters killed in the conflict.


Read more: http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-launches-missile-strike-into-syria-for-tehran-attacks/

18 replies, 2148 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 18 replies Author Time Post
Reply Iran launches missile strike into Syria in response to Tehran attacks (Original post)
Mosby Sunday OP
IronLionZion Sunday #1
BumRushDaShow Sunday #4
DK504 Sunday #12
BumRushDaShow Sunday #13
relayerbob Sunday #14
BumRushDaShow Sunday #2
IronLionZion Sunday #6
BumRushDaShow Sunday #7
YOHABLO Sunday #3
Mosby Sunday #5
muriel_volestrangler Sunday #9
Not Ruth Sunday #10
muriel_volestrangler Sunday #11
jpak Sunday #8
phleshdef Sunday #15
Jake Stern Tuesday #17
Jake Stern Tuesday #16
Mosby Tuesday #18

Response to Mosby (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 05:19 PM

1. Might as well have everyone join in

don't want any countries to feel left out


If they all united against ISIS, that portion of the conflict might be resolved fairly quickly.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to IronLionZion (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 05:22 PM

4. Jinx post!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 07:59 PM

12. Double jinx!

I am wrong in thinking that the president of Iran is on a more even keel than the Orange Menace ?? I can't tell anymore.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DK504 (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:02 PM

13. Seems every despot around the world

has a more even keel than the POTUS.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DK504 (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:30 PM

14. Actually, significantly more

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mosby (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 05:21 PM

2. How many countries are bombing Syria now?

Us, Russia, Turkey, now Iran (and probably Israel every once in awhile).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 05:37 PM

6. Plus various factions of rebels within the country

and the Syrian government bombs the rebels

It's a shitty time to be in Syria. I've heard it used to be a nice place to visit back in the day

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to IronLionZion (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 05:39 PM

7. It's just sad

Assad has gone so far beyond what his father did to ruin the country.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mosby (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 05:22 PM

3. the Saudis won't join in.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mosby (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 05:26 PM

5. US plane shoots down Syrian aircraft that attacked US-backed fighters

Last edited Sun Jun 18, 2017, 06:05 PM - Edit history (1)

US plane on Sunday shot down a Syrian military aircraft that dropped bombs near US-backed fighters in Syria, the US military said.

US central command issued a statement saying the plane was downed “in collective self-defense of coalition-partnered forces”, which were identified as fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces near Tabqa.

The Syrian army said earlier that the US-led coalition shot down one of its planes during a combat mission against Islamic State militants. Washington is leading an alliance in the fight against Islamic State in Syria.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/18/us-plane-shoots-down-syrian-aircraft

This is a first.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mosby (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 06:07 PM

9. This is what worries me a lot more

Combat between the US and Syria.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mosby (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 07:08 PM

10. This is complicated

Will Iran be supporting our fight against ISIS?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to Mosby (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 06:00 PM

8. Wow - not good

This is the first time Iran has used the Shahab-3 in combat.

It had to have transited Iraqi airspace.

This is a warning to Saudi Arabia and everyone else in the region it can reach out and touch them.

Be afraid.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mosby (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:36 PM

15. Iran would be a better ally than the Saudis

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to phleshdef (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 01:44 PM

17. The difference. . . . .

Both sponsor terrorism but KSA will lovingly plant their lips on our derriere.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mosby (Original post)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 01:34 PM

16. Just waiting for the hypocritical statement by the Americans

Sure it will explain why we can bomb the shit outta Syria but it's suddenly a bad thing when Iran does it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mosby (Original post)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 09:10 PM

18. Worth the read

IDF chief says Iranian missiles overhyped, but sent a message

http://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-chief-says-iranian-missile-overhyped-but-sent-a-message/

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread