IRGC says countering ‘common enemy’ of Muslims in Syria, Iraq

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says it is engaged in combating Takfiri Daesh terrorists as part of its mission to fight common enemies of Muslims.

“The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps…within the framework of its advisory and supportive missions in the Muslim Syrian and Iraqi nations is countering the common enemies of the Islamic Ummah, including Daesh and Takfiri terrorists,” the IRGC said in a statement on Tuesday.

It said the IRGC’s activities beyond Iran’s borders lie within the framework of its “significant mission in safeguarding the [ideals of the 1979 Islamic] Revolution” in an uncompromising manner.

The IRGC called on the Iranian people to watch out for enemy plots, warning that the “treacherous US” is attempting to “infiltrate” Iran under the cover of the implementation of Tehran’s nuclear agreement with the six world powers.

More than 260,000 people have been killed and millions more have been displaced in more than four years of turmoil in Syria. The government’s battle against militants has seen a major boost over the past months especially since late September 2015 when Russia began supporting Damascus through combat sorties against terrorist groups.

Iraq has fought its own battle against the Daesh Takfiri group since summer of 2014, with government forces managing to dispel the terrorists from key urban areas in north and west of the country.