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Iran Says It Fired Missiles at Terror Bases in Eastern Syria

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In this photo obtained from the Iranian Fars News Agency, a surface-to-surface missile is fired by Iran's Revolutionary Guard, during a maneuver, at an undisclosed location in Iran, March 9, 2016. Iran says it fired similar missiles into eastern Syria Sunday.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it fired missiles at terrorists based in eastern Syria Sunday, to retaliate for an attack in Tehran earlier this month.

The guard says a "large number of terrorists were killed and weapons destroyed" in the strikes on Deir Ezzor province.

It says targets included terror headquarters and a car bomb-making facility.

Seventeen people were killed and more than 50 wounded in the June 7 terror attacks on the parliament compound and a shrine to the late Ayatollah Khomeni in Tehran.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Shi'ite Iran also is blaming Sunni Saudi Arabia for stirring up violence.

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