Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami confessed Thursday that militants from Iranian Revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) fought beside Iraqi forces against ISIS.
Hatami's statements came during his current visit to Iraq taht started Wednesday.
Hatami said that a lot of Iranian blood has been shed to achieve a holy mission, referring to the elimination of ISIS group in Iraq.
In late December, Iraqi PM Haider Abadi declared full liberation of his country from ISIS. But the terror group's sleeper cells often attack vital facilities and civilians.