RNA - "The operations was phase one of the response to the terrorists; no one is allowed to damage people's security," General Hatami told reporters in Tehran on Wednesday after a cabinet meeting.
He stressed that the missiles fired at the terrorists' positions in Eastern Syria on Saturday hit the targets with high precision and killed 40 terrorists, based on preliminary reports.
According to Fars News Agency, the IRGC fired 6 ballistic ground-to-ground missiles and launched drone attacks on terrorists' positions in Eastern Euphrates region in Eastern Syria in revenge for the September 22 Takfiri terrorist attacks in Ahwaz city which killed dozens of Iranian people.
During the operations codenamed Zarbat-e Moharram (Blow of Moharram) carried out at 2:00 AM (local time) on Monday the headquarters of Takfiri terrorists near Albu Kamal region in Eastern Euphrates was attacked from Kermanshah province in Western Iran, 570km away from the targets.
In relevant remarks on Tuesday, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced that the IRGC's missile strikes against the terrorist targets in Syria on Monday killed 40 ISIL commanders and smashed all targets.
"In these combined operations, we used drones in addition to missiles and based on images we have received, all targets have been destroyed and the (US-led) coalition forces have not been hurt," General Hajizadeh said.
He added that intelligence showed that nearly 40 ISIL leaders and one of their Iraqi commanders in Mosul were killed in the attack, adding that the corpses of other terrorists were still under the rubbles.
General Hajizadeh addressed the countries, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the US, which support the terrorists financially and by providing information and arms, and said, "We warn these countries that our tolerance is limited."
He added that Iran showed rapid reaction to the terrorists' moves but was patient with the governments, noting, "But they are not aware of the threshold of our tolerance and therefore, they should not take the risk."
"The security of the Iranian nation is the redline of our officials," General Hajizadeh said.