Intelligence Ministry arrests 40 ISIL terrorists in NW Iran

TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) – Iranian MP announced the arrest of some ISIL terrorists in a number of cities in West Azerbaijan province.

Nader Ghazipour, an Iranian MP who represents Urmia electoral district, announced the arrest of 40 agents of ISIL terrorist group by the West Azerbaijan's Intelligence Office in the cities of Piranshahr, Sardasht, Mahabad, Bukan and Takab.

He also added that the vast amount of weapons and ammunition has been discovered from ISIL elements in several operations.

They were plotting to carry out terrorist operations at Nights of Decree on 19th, 21st, 23rd of Ramadan and were timely strangled by the vigilance of West Azerbaijani intelligence services, he added.

Ghazipour noted that the ties of these terrorist elements abroad are being pursued and the Ministry of Intelligence will continue its vigilant activities to arrest their heads as well.

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