Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has stymied an attempt by a team of counter-revolutionary terrorists to infiltrate the country via its northwestern province of Kurdestan.
IRGC forces engaged the gang in the Golchidar area of the province’s Marivan County, inflicting material losses and casualties on them and forcing them to flee, said Brigadier General Mohammad Hossein Rajabi, the commander of the IRGC’s Kurdestan arm.
The terrorists were from the anti-Iran Party of Free Life of Kurdistan, also known as PJAK, he said. The terror group is an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) active in Iraq and Turkey.
Rajabi further said the attackers left behind light and semi-heavy weapons before escaping.
The IRGC is watchful of terrorist movements throughout the country.
On October 4, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, the commander of the IRGC’s Ground Forces, said a terrorist group, backed by the United States and the Israeli regime, had been dismantled in the country’s west near the border with Iraq, with Iranian forces killing all of its members.
In a similar announcement in July, Pakpour said the IRGC forces had captured two members of a terrorist group in the southwest, saying the detainees had admitted to US and Saudi support.
Earlier in the year, a Takfiri-Wahhabi plot to stage attacks in Iran’s major cities, including Tehran, was thwarted. The country’s Intelligence Ministry then released a video showing the security forces raiding the hideout of the terrorists in the capital.