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Wed May 20, 2020 3:59
IRGC Foils Terrorist Attack in Kordestan in Western Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) aided by the country's intelligence forces thwarted an attack by a terrorist team in Kordestan province in Western Iran.

"The joint operation against an 8-member terrorist group was launched on Tuesday in Marivan general district and two of the terrorists were killed," IRGC announced in a statement on Tuesday night.

According to the statement, four of the terrorists were also wounded while the remaining two managed to escape using the darkness of the night.

On May 5, three members of Islamic Revolution guards corps' forces were martyred in a clash with counter-revolutionary terrorists in the general district of Divandere.

A number of anti-revolutionary terrorists were also killed in that clash.

Iran’s Western borders have been the scene of occasional terrorist groups' attacks.

In a relevant development in early May, Iranian security forces dismantled two terrorist groups at the bordering areas of the two Western provinces of West Azarbaijan and Kurdistan.

The intelligence ministry announced in a statement on Wednesday that its forces in West Azarbaijan and Kurdistan provinces have managed to monitor and eliminate two terrorist groups, affiliated with separatist groups, that had entered the country from neighboring countries to carry out acts of terrorism.

During the effective intelligence operation, 16 terrorists were arrested and their two AK47 weapons and a bunch of grenades and live ammunition were seized, it added.

The ringleader of this terrorist group is residing in Europe and being supported by a certain Arab country, the statement said. 

Some of the arrested terrorists were involved in the assassination and martyrdom of innocent people and the extortion of producers and traders in the west of the country, it said, adding that one of the terrorist teams have assassinated the child of an Islamic Revolution fan in a cruel manner. 

In a relevant development earlier in May, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched a successful operation in Kurdistan province, West of Iran, and killed a number of terrorists who were planning to infiltrate the country from the region.

“Several terrorists were killed during clashes in Divandarreh County on Tuesday,” a statement by the IRGC’s Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada Base said.

The statement added that three IRGC members, including Colonel Shakiba Salimi, were martyred in the clashes.

The statement praised Colonel Salimi for spending his life in maintenance of security in West of the country and also making utmost efforts to fight the coronavirus disease since the outbreak of the virus in the country.

 

 

 

 

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