Introduction — Jan 28, 2018
As the Islamic State terror group (also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) lost ground in Syria there have been numerous reports that the West was helping to facilitate their evacuation.
The Western corporate media acknowledged that Western backed forces were “allowing” the evacuation of militants, and even the BBC reported on it.
More pointedly, Iranian and Russian news outlets reported that “US planes” airlifted ISIS commanders from Mayadin in northwest Syria, before it fell late last year.
Neither Press TV or Sputnik News specified exactly where the terrorist commanders were taken to but the fact that they were pulled out suggests that their covert U.S. and Saudi backers may have other uses for them.
The following report raises the possibility that IS commanders were covertly evacuated from Syria so they could be redeployed in Iran. Ed.
Iran says suspected IS militants arrested after deadly border clashes
Middle East Eye — Jan 27, 2018
Three members of the Revolutionary Guards and three Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in clashes in the west of Iran on Saturday, a top Guards’ commander said, according to Tasnim news agency.
A team of 21 IS militants were tracked after they crossed Iran’s western border before being attacked by the Guards, the most powerful military force in the Islamic Republic, according to Sepah News, the Guards’ official news site.
General Mohammad Pakpour, head of the Guards’ ground forces, said 16 militants were arrested and two fled but were now surrounded, Tasnim agency reported.
Iran is one of the main international backers of the Syrian government and has sent military advisers and thousands of “volunteers” to battle IS in both Syria and Iraq.
Last June, IS claimed responsibility for two tacks on Iran’s parliament and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini that killed 17 people and wounded dozens.
Afterwards Iran tracked down and killed several suspected militants, and over the past few months authorities have announced the arrest of dozens of IS suspects in several regions.