The incident with the Syrian plane began after the USA -backed rebel fighters, called the Syrian Democratic Forces, were attacked by what the American military called “pro-Syrian regime forces”. Meanwhile, the us on Sunday shot down a Syrian aircraft for the first time, marking a new escalation of the conflict as Russian Federation warned it would consider any USA -led coalition planes in Syria west of the Euphrates River to be targets.
Summary⎙ Print According to Iranian officials, Tehran’s strikes on Islamic State fighters inside Syria carried a wider message.
The US-led coalition later confirmed it shot down the Syrian warplane it said had dropped bombs near SDF forces.
The escalation comes as Syria’s six-year-old war becomes ever more complex, with United States forces and their allies converging on the northern IS bastion of Raqqa in close proximity to Russian-backed regime troops.
The Revolutionary Guards are fighting in Syria against militant groups who oppose President Bashar al-Assad. After he finished speaking, his fellow parliamentarians stood up and began shouting, “Death to America”, while pumping their fists in their air. In April, Russia briefly suspended cooperation after the us military fired 59 missiles at a Syrian air base following a chemical weapons attack that Washington blamed on the Assad government.
“The military and our security forces are constantly monitoring the activity of Iran in the region”, Netanyahu said, according to a statement released by the Likud. Dunford said Monday, June 19, 2017, that Washington and Moscow are in delicate discussions to tamp down tensions arising from the US shootdown of a Syrian fighter jet, which the Russians called a violation of a U.S. “I have one message to Iran: Do not threaten Israel“.
Coalition aircraft stopped the advance of Syrian pro-regime troops with a “show of force”, the coalition added.
The public affairs office said the missiles were launched in response to June 7 attacks in which gunmen opened fire on Iran’s parliament and suicide bombers hit the mausoleum of the late Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, killing at least 17 people.
The exact type of missile used in the attack is unknown. Iranian officials complained the new sanctions violate the spirit of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal, however, ballistic missiles are not included in the agreement.
However, he noted that if Iran chooses to go further and carry out more operations in Syria, that could prove problematic for the country and the entire region as well. No need to remember your password or log in, just click.
The projectiles in question were Zolfaghar ballistic missiles launched from the western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan.
Iran’s ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad, praised the missile strikes: “Missile attacks against Isis military base in Syria manifested the will and capacity of Iran to fight against terrorism and security threats”.
Six medium-range ballistic missiles were launched on the extremist group’s bases in Dayr al-Zawr and according to spokesman Bahram Qassemi of the foreign ministry, they were “fatal blows” which served as “just a wake-up warning to those who still can not or have not managed to decently comprehend the realities of the region and their own limits”.
Clashes between Syrian troops and the SDF would escalate tensions and open a new front line in the many complex battlefields of the civil war, now in its seventh year.
SDF spokesman Talal Sillo said the government wants to thwart the SDF offensive to capture Raqqa.