TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour underlined the IRGC’s firm resolve to act decisively against terrorist and armed groups along the country’s borders and beyond.
General Pakpour on Sunday stressed that the IRGC will rigorously confront terrorists’ moves in the country’s border areas and target their positions anywhere they are.
He referred to recent clashes between the forces of IRGC’s Hamze Sayyid al-Shohada Base and terrorist teams affiliated with anti-revolutionary groups in a northwestern region of the country and said the militants have been provoked by “reactionary countries” to make the aggression.
He added that the IRGC warriors are watchful of every move by infiltrating terrorists and will give an immediate and crushing response to any wicked act.
The senior commander further noted that the terrorists’ main base is in northern Iraq and warned that if their anti-security moves and measures are not prevented, they will be targeted wherever they are.
On Friday, IRGC forces killed a number of terrorists in armed clashes in Sarvabad and Mahabad regions in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan.
According to the public relations department of the IRGC’s Hamze Sayyid al-Shohada Base, a number of terrorists were killed in the encounters.
Members of the group had entered the village to carry out terrorist attacks and spread propaganda, an IRGC member said.
The militants had on June 15 clashed with the IRGC in the Oshnavieh County, also in West Azarbaijan Province.
Two days earlier, IRGC Ground Force troops killed five members of the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK) terrorist group in an ambush in Sardasht region in West Azarbaijan.
On the same day, Iranian police forces killed five members of the Jaish-ul-Adl terrorist group in an exchange of fire in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan, while a trooper was also martyred.
By Tasnim News Agency