(IRNA) The commander of Aerospace Force of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (IRGC) said on Sunday that one of their missiles hit the target and a gas tank that caused a huge fire.
Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said on the June 18 missile attack on Daesh hit the target but “caused a huge fire that surprised us; and later we found out that the fire was because of the explosion of a gas tanker parked next to the base.”
Hajizadeh added, “80 million Iranians unanimously welcomed the attacks; the welcome wasn’t limited to Iran, though. It was not just the revenge of Iranian martyrs; Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, and Bahrain were delighted, too.”
The IRGC attacked Daesh bases in Deir Ezzur, Syria, on June 18 in response to June 7 terrorist attacks on Tehran, in which 17 people were killed and 56 were injured. Daesh later claimed responsibility for the terror attacks, which were condemned worldwide.
Six surface-to-surface mid-range Zolfaghar ballistic missile were launched from Kordestan and Kermanshah provinces in the west of Iran, targeting Daesh forces in the Syrian; the missiles had successfully hit the targets with precision.