Iran says it launched missiles into Syria, targeting ISIS fighters in retaliation for two deadly attacks that occurred in Tehran on June 7th.
The missile strikes, which took place on Saturday, are a major escalation in Iran's role in Syria. This is the first time Iran has fired missiles into Syria since the Arab country descended into a civil war in 2011.
The strikes come as ISIS claimed responsibility for two June 7th attacks in Tehran that targeted Iran's Parliament building and a shrine dedicated to the republic's revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini.
It was the first time that ISIS, which is fighting Iranian-backed militias in Syria, has claimed responsibility for an attack in Iran.
Iran's military had vowed revenge for the attacks that killed 12 people. Ref. CNN.