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IRGC: Israel Training Anti-Iran Terrorists in Iraqi Kurdistan

Fars News Agency – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said that the Israeli regime has been training militants in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan in order to conduct sabotage and terror operations in Iran, and praised Iranian missiles accuracy in attacks on terrorist strongholds in the semi-autonomous region.

Speaking about the recent operation of IRGC Ground Force in the destruction of the terrorists’ bases in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Brigadier General Pakpour said that Iran warned the Iraqi Kurdistan region that the presence and activity of terrorist groups near its Western borders will not be tolerated.

“About a month and a half ago, the ministry of intelligence identified and arrested the terrorist group that planned to conduct acts of sabotage on Isfahan’s nuclear facilities,” he added.

The top commander noted that in their confessions, it is stated that “the Zionist regime sends trained teams who were selected among these terrorist groups to carry out terrorist activities inside Iran”.

“The Israeli regime is utilizing terrorists’ bases in Northern Iraq. Therefore, these bases can also be considered as bases of the Zionist regime, because their benefits go to it,” the major general stressed.

After the illegal entry of armed teams linked with the terrorist groups into the Iranian border cities in recent days, Pakpour stated, “For this purpose, we first started shelling the bases of terrorists on the borders of our country with artillery and rockets, and then we hit the bases of terrorist elements up to 130 kilometers deep from the borders of our country,” he said.

The military official added that 40 enemy targets in Iraqi Kurdistan region were hit with 70 missiles and dozens of drones with 99 percent accuracy.

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The IRGC has in recent days launched a series of aerial raids on the positions of Iraqi Kurdistan-based terrorist groups. The operation came after the illegal entry of armed teams linked with the Kurdish terrorist groups into the Iranian border cities in recent days.

In a statement on Thursday, the IRGC Ground Force announced that that the operations against terror bases will continue until all anti-Iran separatist and terrorist outfits holed up in the rugged mountainous area lay down their arms and surrender.

The Iranian Armed Forces, specially the IRGC, have repeatedly warned that they will never tolerate the presence and activity of terrorist groups along the Northwestern border and will give strong and decisive responses in case of anti-security activities.

The IRGC has on countless occasions attacked and destroyed terrorist hideouts in the Kurdistan region with artillery fire, missiles and drones.

Military officials warn of Tehran’s continued attacks against the strongholds of anti-revolutionary groups in the region, specially the Iraqi Kurdistan region. They threatened the Americans that their bases in the region should also be abolished and not be used as an anti-revolutionary center.

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