After its displacement in Mosul and its impending displacement in Raqqa, ISIS must look for other regions to develop. Northern Egypt has become one popular location for ISIS, but recent events suggest Iran must prepare for an influx of ISIS fighters. Iran recently announced that it broke up an ISIS-linked group in Iran that was preparing to attack religious centers in Iran. This group was hiding weapons in home appliances. 27 suspects were arrested in Iran’s operation.
08/08/2017 Iran (Business Insiders) – Iranian security forces have broken up a group linked to Islamic State which was planning attacks in religious centers in the country and trying to hide weapons in home appliances, state news agency IRNA reported on Monday.
The agency said the operation was conducted jointly with another country’s agents and a total of 27 suspects were arrested. The agency did not name the other country.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack in June in which suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Tehran, killing 18 people.
It threatened more attacks against Iran’s majority Shi’ite population, seen by the hardline Sunni militants as heretics