Iran arrests leader of terrorist group

Iran arrests leader of terrorist group
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  • calendar-gray 01 August 2020

The intelligence operation is said to have targeted the head of Tondar - a little-known Iranian royalist group based in Los Angeles, California, whose plans include the overthrow of the Islamic Republic and the restoration of the Iranian monarchy, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Iran has arrested Jamshid Sharmahd, alleged ringleader of the Tondar ('Thunder') terrorist group, the Ministry of Intelligence announced on Saturday.

Iranian media says Tondar's chief was "captured by Iranian forces during a complicated intelligence operation," and called his arrest a "heavy blow" to the organisation.

It was not clarified how or where the arrest took place. The Ministry of Intelligence has promised to provide further information at a later time.

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