This Monday night, Iran launched dozens of missiles to Iraq and Syria, targeting Mossad spies and ISIS members as an act of revenge for Kerman terrorist attack and the assassination of Iranian commander Razi Moussavi.
This Monday night, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps carried out two separate missile attacks on Iraq and Syria in retaliation for the two recent terrorist attacks against Iran, namely the attack in Kerman city where nearly a hundred civilians were killed in two explosions, and the assassination of Iran’s senior commander Razi Moussavi in Syria.
In a statement issued by Iran’s IRGC Tuesday, the group said that “ballistic missiles were used to destroy espionage centers and gatherings of anti-Iranian terrorist groups in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan late tonight.”
The statement also explained the motives behind the missile attack to Iraq and said: “in response to the recent evil acts of the Zionist regime in martyring IRGC and resistance commanders, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, with its nobility and intelligence, targeted and destroyed one of the main headquarters of Israel’s spying agency Mossad in Iraq’s Kurdistan region by firing ballistic missiles.”
“This Mossad headquarters,” the statement continued, referencing Israel’s intelligence agency, “has been working for espionage operations and a center for terror attacks planning in the region, especially against our beloved country.” Monday night at around 11 pm, at least eight explosions were heard in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region. Air traffic at Erbil Airport was also halted, security sources told the Reuters news agency.
The IRGC also noted that “three Mossad bases” were successfully targeted in the Erbil bombardments. In a statement later the same day, the Kurdish region’s security council admitted the news and said four people were killed and six others wounded in the attack. The prominent businessman Peshraw Dizayee, who was involved in property and security services, was among the casualties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party said.
Iran’s IRGC also hit ISIS bases in Syria
The IRGC also launched a separate missile attack in Syria and targeted those involved in the bombing in Kerman earlier this month that killed at least 94 people as well as in an attack on a police station in Rask, the group said in a separate statement on Tuesday.
“The IRGC launched missile attacks against the perpetrators of terrorist operations in the Islamic Republic, particularly ISIL [ISIS] in Syria and destroyed gathering places of their commanders and key elements with a series of ballistic missiles in response to the recent terrorist atrocities in Iran,” the statement noted. ISIS had claimed responsibility for the Kerman attack in Iran.
Explosions were heard in Aleppo and its countryside, where “at least 4 missiles that came from the direction of the Mediterranean Sea” fell, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor.
Since the start of the Gaza war on October 7, Washington and its allied forces have carried out dozens of attacks in Iraq and Syria, targeting Iranian bases in these countries. In response, Iran has conducted retaliatory strikes in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region, saying the area is used as a staging ground for Iranian separatist groups as well as agents of Israel and the United States.