TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground Force said Sunday that his forces have smashed two terrorist teams in northwest Iran over the past 24 hours, only a day after disbanding a 7-storng team of intruders.
Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said IRGC Ground Force troops have successfully fought off an intensified wave of terrorist activities in the western and northwestern border regions of Iran in recent days.
After smashing a 7-strong terrorist team on Friday evening, the IRGC Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada Base servicemen disbanded two other terrorist cells over the past 24 hours, he added.
According to the commander, the two terrorist teams have been smashed in armed confrontations in Oshnavieh and Sarvabad border areas, northwest of Iran.
The two teams, comprised of anti-Revolution outlaws, had made desperate attempts to infiltrate into the country, but the IRGC forces attacked them after precise intelligence operations, killed 6 terrorists in clashes, and wounded 3 others, the commander said.
General Pakpour added that a considerable amount of explosives and a large number of weapons and equipment have been confiscated from the terrorists in the operations.
The IRGC is tasked with protecting the country’s northwestern and southeastern borders.