“The Takfiri terrorists’ command center, concentration points and logistical centers used for assembling cars for suicide attacks in Deir Ezzur region in Eastern Syria came under attack by the IRGC moments ago in a move to punish the terrorists for the twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and the holy shrine of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, on June 7,” the statement issued by the IRGC Public Relations Office said late this evening.
“A number of mid-range ground-to-ground missiles fired from the IRGC Aerospace Force bases in Kermanshah and Kurdistan provinces targeted the Takfiri terrorists in this operation and struck them with lethal and crushing blows,” the statement said.
The statement further added that according to intel and reports, “a large number of Takfiri terrorists have been killed and their equipment, systems and weapons have been destroyed” in the operation.
The IRGC cautioned that the missile strikes were just a warning to deter any further action by the terrorists. “The IRGC warns the Takfiri terrorists and their regional and trans-regional supporters that they would be engulfed by its revolutionary wrath and flames of the fire of its revenge in case they repeat any such devilish and dirty move in future.”
Fars News — June 18, 2017
US military bosses have confirmed their F/A-18 fighter jet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 attack plane over Syria.
US commander said the plane was shot down “in collective self-defense of Coalition-partnered forces”.
They also said that coalition aircraft prevented Syrian forces from advance to SDF positions south of Tabqa.
This is understood to be the first time the US have shot down a Syrian plane since entering the conflict.
The Syrian Army claim the attack plane was actually flying a mission to bomb ISIS fighters.