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The West is in SHOCK! The new Iranian ballistic missile flew in a record distance to hit Syria (Video)

Iran has carried out the largest ballistic missile strike in its history using a brand new indigenously produced weapon system.


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More specifically, and according to various foreign media outlets, including the US-based The Drive, Iran used its new Kheibar Shekan medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) for the first time on Monday when it struck a "terrorist infrastructure" in Syria's Idlib region.

This attack was one of three carried out by Iran on the territories of two different countries over the last two days. Iran also struck the Mossad headquarters in the Kurdish capital Arbil on the same day, and is said to have hit terrorist targets in Pakistan yesterday, Tuesday.

While Tehran certainly had its reasons for conducting all these strikes, the missile launches undoubtedly also served as a method of showcasing the power of the Iranian military. Iran has shown the international community that it can hit targets with ballistic missiles both near and far from its borders.

The New Kheibar Shekan missile

Armament-wise, the most interesting missile launch was that of the new Kheibar Shekan system. In particular, the aerospace force of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps launched four such ballistic missiles from its installation in the southern part of Iran's Kuzestan region on Monday, Iranian media reported. The missile traveled a distance of about 1,300 kilometers and landed in Idlib, Syria.

Never before has an Iranian ballistic missile traveled so far before, which is why this strike is considered an achievement in Tehran.

At the same time we should add that as a result of the Iranian missile attacks, Iraq has lodged a written protest against Tehran with the UN Security Council.


According to the think tank Foundation of Defense of Democracies (FDD) the Iranian attacks are of great importance for many reasons. First, it was the first military use of the Kheibar Shekan missile, as well as the first time Iran targeted territories of two different states in the same operation. At the same time, this is the first missile launch from this Iranian base since the end of the Iraq-Iran war.

As for the Kheibar Shekan missile, we should mention that it is a two-stage, solid-fueled, medium-range ballistic missile of two stages that was first unveiled in February 2022 in Iraq. It is the third generation of Iran's Fateh family of ballistic missiles and according to Tehran demonstrates a maximum firing range of 1,450 kilometers.


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