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IRGC launches missiles at Daesh headquarters in Syria from western Iran

This is one of the rare times I will use a PressTV report as a source for a report. 

I have read dozens of reports that Iran launched the missile from Western Iran into Eastern Syria and hit ISIS targets in response to ISIS terrorist attacks in Tehran, about 600 km away.  

But what is missing is the information that the missiles had to have crossed Iraq to do this. Again, either they asked Iraq for permission or they broke either international law or at least protocol and military etiquette and transited another nation without permission in launching a weapon. 

But the report contains a fatal flaw.  Not that the report is wrong, but when PressTV, the official news agency of Iran, publishes a video from the PressTV YouTube channel and says the footage “reportedly” is the IRGC missile strike, my mind starts whirring. Did PressTV shoot the footage or not? Was it shot on site and then exported to PressTV?  Is it really file footage? Why would anybody insert an element of doubt into their own report by using the word “reportedly”?  

C’mon, PressTV. You are a prolific source of some of the worst propaganda around but even you should know better than this. It is straight reporting and supposed to be a great accomplishment showing Iranian resolve to payback ISIS for their terrorist attacks against Tehran.  But you omitted one basic, necessary fact and then messed up and introduced an element of doubt into a simple, straightforward report. 

It appears PressTV is so accustomed to publishing almost pure propaganda, that when a real life event occurs it has problems with the basic facts and the truth. 

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Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has launched missiles at Daesh Takfiris’ headquarters in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr.

The IRGC announced on Sunday that the medium-range ground-to-ground missiles were launched from Iran’s western provinces of Kermanshah and Kordestan in response to the recent Daesh-claimed terror attacks in Tehran, which killed 18 people and injured 50 more.

The IRGC noted that a large number of terrorists have been killed in the attacks, in which a large amount of terrorists’ weapons, ammunition, and equipment were also destroyed.

“The spilling of innocent blood will not go unanswered,” said the IRGC in a statement.

The IRGC further assured the Iranian nation that it will “spare no efforts to defend the national security and obviate plots as well as anti-security phenomena.”

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The unofficial footage below released on social media shows what is reported to be one of the missiles being launched from one of Iran’s western provinces.

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

The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the assaults. Iran has arrested dozens of terrorists since the Tehran attacks.



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