TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri hailed the recent missile attack launched by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps against terrorists in Syria as the first stage of revenge for a recent terrorist attack on people in the city of Ahvaz.

In comments on Monday, Major General Baqeri said the first stage of revenge for the Ahvaz attack was a large-scale missile and drone operation with significant features, because it was the first time that Iran’s unmanned aerial vehicles flew over foreign countries to hit targets in Syria.

The enemy suffered heavy blows in the IRGC strike, the general said, warning that other stages of the revenge are going to happen as well.

He added that the attack on terrorists demonstrates that security of the nation is Iran’s redline.

On Monday morning, the IRGC Aerospace Force fired six mid-range ballistic missiles at the bases of Takfiri terrorists in an area east of the Euphrates in Syria in retaliation for the Ahvaz terrorist attack.

Following the missile strike, the IRGC flew seven combat drones and bombed the positions and strongholds used for accommodating and supporting the terrorists.

During a military parade in Ahvaz on September 22, Takfiri militants launched an attack, killing 25 people and injuring more than 60 others, including women and children.

Following the terrorist act, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said the attack in Ahvaz was the continuation of plots hatched by US stooges in the region to create insecurity in the country, adding that Iran’s intelligence services must swiftly find the accomplices of the "criminals” behind the attack and put them on trial.