Commander of IRGC Ground Forces Brig. Gen. Mohammad Jafar Assadi said today in Tehran that due to an “on-going enemy conspiracy” in eastern and southeastern border regions of Iran, IRGC is building up its forces in those regions [Press TV, 20 April].
“The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps has undertaken the task to counter such plots in the eastern and south-eastern parts of the country,” Gen. Assadi added. “The enemy has infiltrated the borders and forced its way in some far-flung corners and mountainous areas of the country.”
The IRGC commander warned that such threats should not be taken lightly.
Earlier in June, 16 Iranian police officers were abducted by Jundallah (Soldiers of God) at a checkpoint in Saravan which has recently become a hotbed of terrorist activities. Armed insurgents announced in December that they had killed all 16 of the abducted Iranian officers.