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More Details on IRGC  Clash With IS
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More Details on IRGC Clash With IS

A top Islamic Revolution Guards Corps general says Iranian forces have clashed with a terrorist cell affiliated to the self-styled Islamic State terror group in western Iran, arresting 16 militants. Following several days of intelligence activities, the IRGC Ground Force's Najaf Ashraf Base on Saturday mounted an operation against a 21-member terrorist cell in an area west of the country, Commander of the IRGC Ground Force Lieutenant General Mohammad Pakpour said, Tasnim News Agency reported. In the operation, the IRGC forces managed to lay siege to the hideout of the militants and arrest 16 members of the terror cell, the commander said.   A number of the terrorists were killed in the clash, Pakpour said, adding that two militants are still at large but the area is surrounded by the IRGC forces. The commander said three IRGC forces were also martyred in the operation.

 

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