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IRGC serviceman killed in fierce clashes with terrorists in Kordestan

In this file picture, members of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) march during a military parade to commemorate the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war in Tehran, Iran. (By Reuters)

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Ground Force has announced the martyrdom of one of its servicemen in fierce armed clashes with terrorists in the country’s western province of Kordestan.

The IRGC’s Hamzeh Seyyed al-Shuhada base said in a statement that the violent clashes took place with “anti-Revolution outlaws” in Marivan County on Friday.

The statement identified the slain soldier as Rezgar Tabireh, saying he was a local member of the Basij volunteer forces.

The IRGC base vowed its forces will press ahead with operations to ensure security and rid the entire northwestern region of the anti-Revolution and terrorist groups.

Terrorist groups linked to anti-Iran terrorists operating in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region have carried out numerous attacks in Iran’s western and northwestern border regions.

Iran’s security forces, meanwhile, have managed to repel most of those attacks.

Since September last year, the IRGC has launched several rounds of airstrikes against the positions of the terrorists, who are holed up in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The IRGC has also urged the central government in Iraq and authorities in Kurdistan to meet their commitments toward Iran and take necessary measures to secure the border areas.

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