Iran capable of targeting ISIL deep inside Iraq: Commander
- September, 27, 2014 - 20:36
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Iranian commander said the country’s Armed Forces are capable of targeting Takfiri terrorists deep inside the Iraqi territory if the terrorists pose threat to the country.
“If the ISIL terrorist group intends to come near the country’s borders, we will target them deep inside the Iraqi territory,” Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmadreza Pourdastan told reporters on Saturday.
Pourdastan emphasized that the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces have high operational capability and would nip the threats in the bud.
He said that the Armed Forces are completely ready to repel any potential move by the ISIL terrorists against Iran.
“We will not allow the ISIL terrorist group to approach the country’s borders. We are fully prepared to counter them,” he said, Press TV reported.
The ISIL terrorists control large parts of Syria’s east and north. ISIL also sent its Takfiri terrorists into Iraq in June, seizing large swathes of land straddling the border between Syria and Iraq.
The Takfiri group has committed heinous crimes, including the mass execution of people and beheading of its hostages.