IRGC dismantles ISIS network in S Iran, arrests main member
The arrested member was being monitored by the IRGC troops for four years.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) dismantled a terrorist band affiliated with ISIS terrorists in the country's southern province of Fars and arrested the network’s main member.
The member was in charge of identifying and recruiting extremist members in a number of Iranian regions, including Tehran. It is worth noting that he was being monitored by the IRGC troops for four years.
This is happening just a few days after Iranian security forces captured a member of ISIS in the country’s southeastern provinces of Sistan and Baluchistan.
A week ago, the IRGC reported that a high-ranking ISIS leader was arrested while trying to enter Iran. The terrorist's communications network was also detained.
Iran has recently been facing a surge of foreign agents commissioned to stir disruption in the country, as well as a surge in terrorists targeting civilians.
On October 26, an armed terrorist entered the Shah Cheragh shrine in Shiraz at approximately 5:45 pm local time (14:15 GMT), a little before evening prayers, and opened fire, killing 15 pilgrims, including women and children in cold blood, and leaving at least 40 others wounded. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. The attacker was shot during his rampage and his accomplices were later caught.