Iranian Army ends special mission in western borders
Ground Force of the Iranian Army ended its special mission in the country's western borders where it had adopted a special arrangement following the Islaamic State(IS) group entered Iraq, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported Feb. 22.
Deputy Commander Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari said that troops of the Army Ground Force were completely prepared to confront any possible terrorist operations on the border areas following the arrival of IS terrorists in Iraq close to the Iranian borders.
'The Iranian Army set a redline for IS terrorists some 40 kilometers inside the Iraqi soil warning them not to cross that,' said the commander noting that the terrorist group 'got the message and speedily evacuated the area.'
'Now 45 days after sending the redline warning, the special arrangement of the Ground Force has come to an end,' Commander Heidari said.
However, he added that 'various units of the Ground Force, artillery units in particular, are present throughout the Iranian border areas, including in western borders of the country, but they are not currently on a special mission.'