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Iran security forces dismantle foreign-backed terrorist-Takfiri cell, confiscate weapons

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
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Iranian security forces have disbanded a Takfiri terrorist group that sought to carry out simultaneous terrorist attacks in several provinces in cooperation with intelligence services of two European and regional countries, head of the Department of Justice in the southern Fars Province says.

Kazem Mousavi said on Monday that 11 members of the Takfiri terrorist group's main nucleus were identified and arrested in Fars while 25 others were detained in six eastern and western Iranian provinces in a joint operation by the Intelligence Ministry and security forces.

He added that the terrorists had released video clips in the cyberspace with the purpose of causing fear and noted that large amounts of ammunition and weapons have been confiscated from them too.

Mousavi said the group’s ringleaders have been identified in foreign countries. 

Late last month, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces identified and dismantled three terrorist and counterrevolutionary teams in the country's northwestern provinces of West Azarbaijan and Kordestan.

Back on May 30, IRGC forces also identified and dismantled a terrorist and counterrevolutionary team in the province of West Azarbaijan, according to a statement by the IRGC Ground Force’s Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada Base.

It added that the IRGC forces engaged the terrorist elements who tried to infiltrate the country through a border point close to the city of Piranshahr the night before.


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