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Iran’s IRGC disbands counterrevolutionary terror outfit in Kordestan province

The file photo shows a counterrevolutionary terror outfit in Iran's western province of Kordestan.

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has dismantled a counterrevolutionary terrorist group in the country’s western province of Kordestan, identifying and arresting all members of the terror outfit.

According to a report published by Iran’s Fars news agency, the members of the counterrevolutionary group’s terror cells, who were led from abroad and had a history of terrorist acts and assassinations of citizens in the western province, were arrested prior to the International Quds Day, which falls on the last Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

The report said the terror outfit, with the aim of deviating trade unions and social demands from their right path, had spread anti-Islam propaganda and portrayed a negative image of Iran under the guidance of foreign intelligence services.

“Gathering information from labor unions, inciting rallies in front of governorates, trying to provoke clashes and riots, documenting protests, spreading false news about the killing or suicide of Kurdish women, and insulting religious sanctities have been the core activities of this group,” Fars news agency said.

The report added that the counterrevolutionary group, affiliated with the notorious Komala terror outfit, aimed to overshadow the international Quds Day and Labor Day by securitizing the two occasions.

Iranian forces frequently engage in clashes with terrorist outfits or carry out operations against them near the country’s western and eastern borders.

In October last year, the IRGC said its forces had wiped out a terrorist outfit in the country’s northwestern city of Sardasht, which is close to the Iran-Iraq border.

Two terrorist outfits were disbanded a month earlier in separate operations conducted by the Intelligence Ministry and police forces in Iran’s northwestern areas, during which two terrorists were killed, two others injured, and dozens arrested by the Iranian forces.

Back in July, the country’s security forces 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.

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