Iran smashes 'terrorist cell,' warning of threat from ISIS

By REUTERS
November 18, 2015 17:54

DUBAI - Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said on Wednesday it had smashed a terrorist cell in a western region where authorities allege groups have been recruiting for Islamic State.

"A terrorist cell in Kermanshah province near the border was identified in recent days. The members were arrested in an operation and their weapons were confiscated," the Corps said in a statement reported by state news agency IRNA.

On Tuesday a commander was quoted by the Iranian Labour News Agency as saying the Corps and intelligence ministry had rounded up groups in Kermanshah recruiting fighters for the Sunni Muslim militant group Islamic State.


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