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In response to Tehran attacks, Iran fires missiles at ISIS targets in Syria

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard fired "a number of mid-range surface-to-surface missiles" at Islamic State targets inside Syria on Sunday.

In a statement to the semi-official Tasnim news agency, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps' office of public affairs said the missiles were launched from the western border provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan, and delivered "fatal and crushing blows" in the Deir Ezzor area. ISIS claimed responsibility for the June 7 attacks in Tehran that left at least 17 people dead, and the missile launch was in retaliation, the IRGC said.

Iran accused the United States and Saudi Arabia of supporting the Tehran attacks, Bloomberg reports, and earlier this month, Saudi Arabia and several other Gulf nations severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, due to the country's relationship with Iran.