- Iran has arrested more than forty alleged jihadists on their way by the authorities to Iraq and Syria to become deposit into the fighting. " The arrested men are mercenaries from backward countries," said Minister of Information Mahmoud Alavi. He did not mention which countries exactly he meant.
Shiite Iran is an ally of the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad and played an active role in the struggle against extremist Sunni groups such as IS terrorist movement. In the country are already more people to have them who were arrested were suspected in transit to Iraq and Syria, including from Pakistan and Afghanistan.