Iran says it has killed mastermind of parade attack: was he with ISIS or a secession movement?
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced that they have killed the alleged “mastermind” of the recent military parade attack that killed 25. “Both Islamic State and an Iranian ethnic Arab opposition movement called the Ahwaz National Resistance, which seeks a separate state in Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province, have claimed responsibility for the Sept. 22 attack. Neither group has provided conclusive evidence to back up its claim. On Oct. 1, Iran said it had killed several Islamic State leaders in eastern Syria in a missile strike and destroyed the militants’ supplies and infrastructure. The Sunni Muslim Islamic State group, in decline in Iraq and Syria, considers the majority Shi’ite Muslims of Iran to be heretics.”