Iran arrests 10 ISIS suspects, blames Israel

Published date05 August 2022
Publication titleIsrael National News (Israel)
The ministry said that "10 Daesh terrorists", using the Arabic name for ISIS, had been arrested, adding that they had been "sent to carry out several terror operations among the mourners."

Two intelligence agents were injured in a gun battle during the arrests, it added.

The arrests come as Iran is commemorating the first 10 days of the Islamic holy month of Muharram, culminating in Ashura on Monday, when worshippers throng mosques and take part in processions.

The intelligence ministry said the suspects had entered from neighboring Iraq and Turkey, and were arrested in operations over the past three days in western and southern Iran.

Iran accused Israel of using the jihadists to attack them, claiming the men were sent following "last week's big failure in the explosion of a sensitive center" that it blamed on "separatist terrorists."

Following that failed attack, Iran's intelligence ministry on July 27 said it had arrested agents linked to Israel's Mossad spy agency, who were also members of an outlawed Kurdish rebel group.

"The Zionist criminal regime... this time around, tried to carry out its terrorist operations through takfiri IS teams," the statement added, according to AFP.

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