Iran’s IRGC Uses Aerial Guided-Missiles to Attack Troops in Syria

In a deal brokered with regime forces, ISIS militants were given an order to exit Hama to Idlib, but ISIS militiamen rebelled against the orders, and refused to withdraw from Hama’s eastern rural zone.

Iran’s Alalam News Network broadcasted a video clip showing aircraft carrying guided missiles, saying that they belonged to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.

Although specific locations were not identified, missiles targeted Badia posts in Syria. Several Iranian news outlets reported that the attacks took place near the Syrian-Iraqi border, destroying vehicles, military equipment, and ammunition.

Iranian aircraft hovered over the south-eastern Damascus countryside, reaching to the west of Abu Kamal area in Deir al-Zor border with Iraq, according to Syrian opposition sources based in Deir al-Zour.

Only recently has there been Iranian aerial activity in the area near Deir al-Zour. Sources say that usually the surveillance aircraft belongs to Syrian regime forces and Russian air fleets. However, Tehran had announced that they were employing new weapons in Syria.

As well as the short-range missiles launched from Iran to the Deir al-Zour area, Tehran also announced the launch of drones near the coalition forces at the US occupied Al-Tanf base in Syria.

In the video, two simultaneous images of the missile’s trajectory can be seen. The first image is taken from a camera installed in the front, the second image came from from a reconnaissance aircraft. A tank was one of the targets that were hit, meaning that the guided missiles have anti-armor capability.

The US military destroyed an Iranian reconnaissance plane that tried to approach the Al-Tanf camp,

The Al Waleed border crossing is known in Syria as Al-Tanf. It is one of three official border crossings between Syria and Iraq. Al Waleed is close to the westernmost point of Iraq and the northeastern-most point of Jordan, in the desert Badia region. It serves as the main border checkpoint on the highway between Damascus and Baghdad. The Al-Tanf checkpoint is on the Syrian side of the border, in Homs province.

The Washington-led coalition uses the Al-Tanf military base to train rebels belonging to the “Free Syrian Army” to fight against ISIS terrorists along the Syrian-Iraqi border.