“The missile unit of the IRGC’s aerospace force in cooperation with the drone unit of the IRGC’s ground forces yesterday [Saturday] targeted the headquarters and a meeting of leaders of a criminal grouplet and a center for training affiliated terrorists with seven short-range ground-to-ground missiles,” the IRGC said in a statement.
Following wicked acts by terrorist groups affiliated with hegemonic powers from the Kurdistan region against Iran’s border areas in recent months, the IRGC decided to counter and punish the aggressors, it added.
According to the statement, the IRGC’s ground forces managed to deal a heavy blow to numerous terrorist teams who sought to create insecurity and carry out acts of sabotage in the Iranian provinces of West Azarbaijan, Kurdestan and Kermanshah.
The statement emphasized that that the missile attack was carried out after the terrorist groups’ ringleaders ignored serious warnings by officials of the Iraqi Kurdistan region about the Islamic Republic’s determination to dismantle their bases and the necessity to end their aggressive and terrorist acts against Iran.
The decisive operation showed that the IRGC and other armed forces, as well as intelligence and security bodies, are “determined to safeguard borders and the territorial integrity of the Islamic Republic of Iran and to defend high ideals and goals of the Islamic Revolution and will not allow terrorists employed by the enemies’ intelligence services to endanger the country’s exemplary security.”
Early in August, the IRGC announced that it had disbanded a team of terrorists on the country’s border with Iraq, killing 11 of its members.
The IRGC said that servicemen from its Hamzah Seyyed al-Shuhada base had performed the operation.
Later in August, the IRGC Quds Force killed four members of a terrorist group during clashes in the country’s southeastern border with Pakistan.