Iran thwarts Daesh terror plots: Intelligence minister

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said the country’s security forces have managed to foil a number of attempts by the Daesh (also known as ISIL and ISIS) Takfiri terrorist group to send “terrorist teams” into Iran.

In an interview with Lebanese television station al-Mayadeen on Saturday, Alavi said, “Raqqa in Syria is one of the places where (Daesh) is plotting and making conspiracies against Iran.”

He further said the terrorist group has attempted to infiltrate into Iran’s borders for several times to send “terrorist teams” inside the country.

Alavi added that the plots were all thwarted and “all those terrorists were either annihilated or arrested during the past months.”

The Iranian minister further referred to Iran’s advisory role in Syria and Iraq, saying that if Iran had not fought terrorism in Syria and Iraq it would have had to do so in its western borders.

Iran, a close ally of Syria, has been supporting the legitimate Syrian government in the fight against terrorists.

Tehran has already made it clear that its assistance to Syria is confined to consultation and advisory help.

Syria has been mired in a civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting an assortment of militant groups, including the Daesh (ISIL) terrorists.

By Tasnim News Agency