Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has purged “terrorists” from Kurdish-populated areas in the west and northwest of the country during military exercises.
IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said the war games codenamed “The Power of Muslim Kurdish Martyrs” were successfully conducted near the Iraqi border and predetermined objectives were successfully struck.
“The drills involved the IRGC’s Ground Force units, including the special forces brigade, armoured units, infantry, drone units, the airborne divisions and local troops of provincial IRGC Departments,” said General Pakpour.
“Dealing firmly with terrorist elements and groupings is on the permanent agenda of the IRGC’s Ground Force, and we will firmly counter terrorists in any place that they might be present,” he said.
He also called on Kurdish tribes in northern Iraq to stay away from terrorist elements as their bases will be targeted by Iran wherever they are.