Iran launched missile strikes on a number of sites in Syria and the Kurdistan area of Iraq, demolishing a spy center and an assembly of terrorist organizations hostile to Iran. There were four people killed in the incident.
'Spy operations' by Israelis
According to Iran’s IRNA news agency, the IRGC also declared that it had hit a purported Israeli “spy headquarters” in the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq.
It included Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency when stating that the headquarters had functioned as “the center for developing espionage operations and planning terrorist actions in the region.”
According to the Guards, the hit was carried out in retaliation for previous attacks on Iran and the “axis of resistance” by organizations associated with Iran, which sparked worries about violence emanating from Israel’s conflict in Gaza.
Iran-backed armed groups in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen have been drawn in by the escalating regional tensions brought about by Israel’s conflict with the Palestinian organization Hamas.