Iran’s Revolutionary Guards say they have fired missiles at eastern Syria targeting the ringleaders of the deadly attack on a military parade in Ahvaz.

A statement said “many terrorists” were killed or injured in the strikes.

Iranian state television suggested that the missiles hit an area close to the border town of Albu Kamal where Islamic State militants are known to operate.

IS and ethnic Arab separatists from Ahvaz both claimed the 22 September parade attack, in which 25 people died.

The Iranian government has alleged that the assailants were jihadist separatists supported by Gulf Arab allies of the United States.

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has dismissed the allegation as “ludicrous”.

According to Iran’s IRNA news agency, the maneuver allegedly eliminated a number of terrorists.

On September 22, a group of gunmen opened fire during a military parade in the Khuzestan province of Iran, killing 25 people, including one journalist and, reportedly, over a dozen Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps servicemen.

READ MORE: Iranian President Decries Haley’s Remark on Terrorist Attack in Ahvaz

Following the incident, the Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the assault.

The September 22 terrorist attack on a military parade in the southern Iranian city of Ahvaz left 25 people dead and injured many others.

On Monday, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) fired several surface-to-surface ballistic missiles at the organizers of last month’s attack gathered in an area east of the Euphrates River in Syria, Press TV reported.

According to a statement by the Corps’ public relations office, the retaliatory strike killed and injured a large number of jihadist terrorists.

​The September 22 attack on a military parade in Ahvaz was simultaneously claimed by two terrorists groups allegedly linked to Saudi Arabia, Press TV wrote.

Iranian security forces killed three of the four assailants involved in the attack and later detained a fourth one who subsequently died of his wounds.

According to Iran’s Intelligence Ministry, its forces found the terrorists’ hideout and arrested 22 individuals suspected of involvement in the Ahvaz attack that Tehran blames on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Monday’s missile strike came just days after IRGC Deputy Commander, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, warned Riyadh and Abu Dhabi against meddling in the country’s domestic affairs or face retaliation.In June, Iran fired six medium-range ballistic missiles at a terrorist hideout in Syria’s western Deir ez-Zor province killing 65 Daesh terrorists, including several high-ranking intelligence commanders, in retaliation for twin terrorist attacks in the Iranian capital Tehran, which killed 17 people and injured over 50 others.

READ MORE: Ahvaz Military Parade Attackers Linked to US, Israel — Iranian Army Spokesman

 

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