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Iran Launches Missile Attack Against Syrian Militants

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Iran Launches Missile Attack Against Syrian Militants
Iran claims those militants were linked to the Sept. 22 Iranian military parade shooting that killed 29 people and injured dozens more.
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Iran has launched an attack on Syrian militants. 

Multiple outlets report that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps launched at least six missiles and multiple drone strikes from Iran into eastern Syria early Monday morning. The region is reportedly one of ISIS' last strongholds. 

The country's military says the attack reportedly killed and wounded several militants. Iran claims those militants were linked to the Sept. 22 Iranian military parade shooting that killed 29 people and injured dozens more. 

Soon after that attack, an Arab separatist group and ISIS claimed responsibility for it. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the attackers were backed by the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley denied those claims.

It's not really clear what sparked Iran's attack. CNN reports it appears to be retaliation for the parade shooting. But The Washington Post says it seemed more like a general show of force

The missile attacks come shortly after a U.S. report said Iran could launch an attack on U.S. forces and some of its interests in the Middle East.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.