IRGC Ground forces reveal details of anti-terror operation
The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps ground forces announced the bombing of the headquarters of the terrorists in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The Iranian Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) ground forces announced that they launched 73 surface-to-surface ballistic missiles and dozens of drones that hit the headquarters of the terrorists in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The announcement came in a statement made by the commander of the ground forces of the IRGC, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, according to the IRNA news agency.
The commander of the ground forces said that "the bombing of the terrorist headquarters in northern Iraq was carried out with precision," and explained that "the targets were scattered in 42 locations, sometimes 400 kilometers apart."
"The chosen targets certainly belong to the terrorist groups working against Iran," he said, asking the authorities in northern Iraq to expel all "the terrorist groups and conspirators" against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Pakpour stressed that "the operations will continue until the complete disarmament of the terrorist groups that are working against the Islamic republic."
The IRGC announced Wednesday that it was launching an operation that included missile and armed drone strikes targeting the headquarters of the Komala and Kurdistan Democratic Party terrorist groups after the groups illegally sent armed individuals to Iranian cities over the past few days.
A US national was killed in a rocket attack on the northern Iraqi region of Kurdistan, US State Department deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel said on Thursday.
"We can confirm that a US citizen was killed as a result of a rocket attack in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region yesterday, but due to privacy considerations, I don't have any further comments to provide," Patel told a press briefing.
The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) had announced it conducted on Saturday an anti-terrorist operation in the northern Iraqi Kurdistan region in light of terrorists causing unrest and riots in cities along the Western Iranian borders.
The Iranian forces said that Tehran had several times on various occasions warned the officials of the Iraqi Kurdistan region about terrorist groups and their activities in the northern region. However, according to the IRGC, the local authorities failed to take proper measures to curb terrorist activity.
Additionally, the IRGC informed the Iraqi authorities of their intentions to conduct the operation, calling on civilians to evacuate any sites that are near the headquarters of "terrorist organizations".
The border guards of the East Azerbaijan province announced Friday the arrest of a terrorist cell, including two elements who were planning to carry out sabotage operations inside the country, and in possession of a quantity of weapons and ammunition.