Iran's Revolutionary Guards said they attacked the "espionage headquarters" of Israel in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, state media reported late on Monday, while the elite force said they also struck in Syria against the Islamic State group.

"Ballistic missiles were used to destroy espionage centers and gatherings of anti-Iranian terrorist groups in the region late tonight," Iran's Guards said in a statement, naming Israel's Mossad spy agency.

In addition to those strikes northeast of Kurdistan's capital Erbil in a residential area near the U.S. consulate, the Guards said they launched attacks against the "perpetrators of terrorist operations" in Iran, including the Islamic State group.