Middle Euphrates River Valley, Syria 0
1 October 2018

The IRGC launched six ballistic missiles, supplemented by armed drones, near al-Bukamal. The strikes were purportedly in response to the 22 September Ahvaz attack, with Iran claiming that "some of the leaders and agents of the recent terrorist crimes have been killed or injured, and their infrastructures and ammunition stockpiles have been destroyed". Iranian officials also rejected reports that one missile had fallen inside Iranian territory. The U.S.-led coalition affirmed that "Iranian forces did conduct a no notice strike in the MERV". 

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