DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned Israel on Wednesday that it would face swift revenge attacks if it continues to target members of the elite force in the Middle East, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.
“Be aware that we will not only take part in the funeral of our martyrs, but also immediately take their revenge. This is a real and serious message. If your mischief is repeated, you will once again experience our attacks and suffer the bitter taste of our missile blows,” Tasnim quoted Revolutionary Guards Commander-in-Chief Hossein Salami, addressing Israel, as saying.
The Guards claimed responsibility for a March 13 attack on what they called “Israeli strategic centres” in Erbil, capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. A dozen missiles launched from Iran hit what the Iraqi Kurdish regional government described as “civilian residential areas”.
The attack was seen as Iranian retaliation for Israel’s killing of members of the Revolutionary Guards in Syria, a close ally of Iran, in an air strike on March 7.