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Iran Press TV

IRGC destroys terrorist team in Iran's northwestern city of Maku, confiscates weapons

Iran Press TV

Monday, 24 August 2020 1:52 PM

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces have destroyed a team of terrorists in the vicinity of northwestern Iranian city of Maku in West Azarbaijan Province.

In a statement on Monday, the IRGC's Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada Base said its forces engaged the terror team in the general area of Maku and destroyed it on Sunday.

"Last night, a counter-revolutionary terrorist group affiliated to the global arrogance that intended to penetrate deep into our country's territory was caught in the intelligence net spread by Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada Base fighters in the general area of Maku," it added.

The statement noted that all three members of the team were killed during the clashes.

The IRGC added that significant quantities of weapons, military equipment, ammunition and communication equipment were also confiscated during the operation.

IRGC forces regularly engage in clashes with terrorists seeking to carry out acts of sabotage across the country.

Back in July 2019, the IRGC said it had disbanded a team of terrorists in the country's northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, killing two of its members.

The terrorists were ambushed as they were trying to infiltrate the country from the province's Chaldoran County. Two terrorists were killed in the clashes and several others were wounded, the statement noted.

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