Iran Dismisses Reports on Terrorist Attack on Southern Oil Pipeline

Iran Dismisses Reports on Terrorist Attack on Southern Oil Pipeline:

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran rejected media reports claiming that a terrorist group has attacked the country’s oil pipeline in Omidiyeh region in the Southern province of Khuzestan.

Aqajari Oil and Gas company which is responsible for the protection and maintenance of oil and gas lines in Omidiyeh region announced in a statement on Sunday that “no incident which damages the working oil and gas pipelines has happened” and media reports claiming that Ansar al-Forqan terrorist group has launched an attack on Omidiyeh oil pipeline are “sheer lies”.

The statement came after Ansar al-Furqan, an Iran-based terrorist group with ties to al-Qaeda affiliate groups, including al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board), had claimed that it has carried out a bomb attack against Omidiyeh oil pipeline in the country‚Äôs Khuzestan province.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force earlier this year killed the ringleader of Ansar al-Forqan terrorist group, Jalil Qanbar Zehi, in clashes in the heights of Qasr-e Qand region, Southeastern Iran.

IRGC’s public relations office announced in June that the IRGC Ground Force destroyed a Takfiri terrorist team in Qasr-e Qand in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.

Several terrorists were killed and wounded in clashes with the IRGC forces in Qasr-e Qand region, including the ringleader of Ansar al-Forqan.

The statement added that after being tipped off about the presence of a Takfiri terrorist group in Qasr-e Qand region, several units of IRGC ground troops were dispatched to the scene and attacked the terrorists.

The IRGC’s forces destroyed a vehicle laden with 600 kilograms of explosives, seized five bombs ready to be used in suicide attacks, 700 kilograms of explosives, tens of thousands of bullets and a number of weapons and ammunition during the operations, it added.

As per the statement, the IRGC underscored that the operations will be continued until all the fugitive terrorists are arrested, adding that future developments will be announced to the public soon.

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