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Iran Establishes Terror Cells in Africa to Strike US, West

Iran Revolutionary Guard Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh
Iran Revolutionary Guard Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh (MEGHDAD MADADI/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 25 June 2019 11:31 AM

Iran is setting up a network of terror cells in numerous African nations with the intent of attacking U.S. and other Western targets in retaliation for Washington’s decision to place sanctions on Tehran, Western security officials told The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday.

According to intelligence officials, Tehran has been building the new terror network for the past three years in the aftermath of signing the nuclear deal with the United States and other major world powers in 2015.

Details of the existence of the terror cells were uncovered following a number of arrests in Chad in April.

Officials discovered that Iran was behind the recruitment and training of men between the ages of 25 and 35 with the objective of attacking Western military bases in Africa, as well as embassies and officials on the continent.

There are some 300 terrorists who have been recruited by Tehran and have undergone rigorous preparations at Iranian-run training camps in Syria and Iraq, according to the security officials.

Due to the threats, warnings have been given to American diplomatic and military missions in the countries where Iranian terrorists are operating, as well as missions of other Western countries, American diplomatic officials said.

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