Iran to Smash ISIS If They Get Close to Borders

General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan -1

A senior Iranian military commander says ISIS terrorists will be targeted if they get close to the country’s borders.

“The strategy of the [Iranian] Armed Forces is to eliminate ISIS elements if they come closer than 40 kilometres of the country’s borders,” Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Ahmad Pourdastan said.

On whether or not there is a possibility of an armed conflict with ISIS operatives on the country’s borders, the top general said, “There are some ISIS forces in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province; of course, our troops have full intelligence about them.”

“Today, the Army’s ground forces are stationed along the country’s western borders with Iraq’s Diyala province, and we are keeping a close watch [on any movements] and there is no need to worry,” said the general, according to a Farsi report by Tasnim.

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