Several members of an anti-revolutionary terrorist group were killed and wounded in the town of Sarvabad in Kurdistan province, and a sizable amount of their weapons and ammunition was destroyed, said the Public Relations Department of the IRGC unit responsible for the security of Western borders.
Also an IRGC member was martyred in clashes with the terrorists.
The serviceman, named Seyed Hadi Ojaq, was injured in an encounter and shoot-out with the terrorist group but succumbed to his wounds en route to hospital.
The IRGC is tasked with protecting the country’s Northwestern and Southeastern borders, and the Islamic Republic of Iran Border Guard Command patrols other borders of the country.
Earlier this month, the IRGC announced that the military body had managed to kill and injure dozens of terrorists in retaliation for the last couple of days’ attacks against the IRGC personnel in an operation against terrorist-held positions along the borders of Iran and Iraqi region of Kurdistan.
During the operations, all active strongholds, positions and training centers of anti-Revolution terrorist grouplets inside the Iraqi region of Kurdistan were targeted in retaliation for terrorists’ attack on the Western regions of Iran which led to the martyrdom of Hassel Ahmadi and two of his companions, the Public Relations Department of the IRGC’s Ground Force said in a communique on.
The statement underlined that the operation was carried out after several warnings to the Kurdistan’s Regional Government were ignored. The IRGC had cautioned the KRG not to allow the territory to be used by terrorist groups for training and dispatching teams responsible for carrying out sabotage operations inside Iran.
According to the communique, missile, drone, and artillery units of the IRGC’s Ground Force were involved in the operation which claimed the lives of many terrorists and injured dozens of them.
The targets were hit with utmost precision and the imagery documenting the success of the operation will be released later, read the statement.