30 Dec '17, 9pm

Iran-based jihadist group claims attack on oil pipeline | FDD's Long War Journal

Ansar al Furqan says this photo depicts an attack on an Iranian oil pipeline. Ansar al Furqan, an Iran-based jihadist group, claims to have targeted an oil pipeline in Iran’s Khuzestan province. The group’s report has been shared on many al Qaeda-linked Telegram channels, including the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF). FDD’s Long War Journal could not independently verify the claim, which is plausible but unconfirmed. Ansar al Furqan states that “a major oil pipeline was blown up in Omidiyeh region of occupied Ahvaz, Iran.” The group added that it had established a new unit, the Ahwaz Martyrs Brigade. The area of Ahvaz has historically had a large Arab population. However, it is unclear if this purported brigade is comprised of Iranian Arabs or Baluchis, as most of its members are thought to be Baluch. The jihadists say the “operation was conducted to inflict losses on th...

Full article: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/12/iran-base...

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