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IRGC Smashes Terrorist Strongholds by 73 Missiles, Tens of Drones

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said that his forces have pounded terrorist sites in Iraq's Kurdistan region with dozens of ballistic missiles and suicide drones, and vowed that the IRGC will continue to pound the terrorists' bases.

Commenting on the ongoing military operation in Northern Iraq Brigadier General Pakpour stated so far 73 surface-to-surface ballistic missiles and tens of kamikaze drones have hit the terrorist bases which leaded to “complete destruction” of the designated targets.

“These targets were scattered across 42 points,” he explained, adding that they were 400 km away from each other in some cases.

Since Saturday, the IRGC ground forces have launched a series of aerial raids on the positions of Iraqi Kurdistan-based terrorist groups, including the so-called Komala Party, which has gained a strong foothold in the region bordering Iran.

Urging Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region to dismantle bases of the terrorist groups that sow sedition against the Islamic Republic of Iran, General Pakpour vowed that the operation will continue until the groups based in Northern Iraqi regions are “completely disarmed”.

The operation came after the illegal entry of armed teams linked with the Kurdish terrorist groups into the Iranian border cities in recent days.

Iran’s military announced in a statement that the IRGC took action after the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officials failed to take appropriate measures and ignored numerous warnings against the deployment and activity of mercenaries and terrorists hostile toward Tehran.

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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