On March 3, the Bahraini Ministry of Interior announced in an official statement that Bahraini security forces had arrested 116 “terrorist elements” in many areas of the country during a security operation. Several weapons including machine guns and RPG-7 rounds along with 42kg of explosives were seized by security forces, according to the ministry.
The Bahraini Ministry of Interior claimed that the “terrorists” had been a part of “terrorist organization”, which had been formed by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The ministry accused the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Iraqi Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq of arming, training, financing and recruiting new elements of the supposed organization outside Bahrain.
According to the released statement, the “terrorist organization” was planning to carry out attacks against the country’s security forces and oil facilities.
“The organization was planning to target the leaders and personals of the security forces, patrols and transport buses of security force, in addition to oil and vital facilities, in order to disturb the security and public order and damage the national economy and endanger the security and safety of the country,” the statement said, according to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV.
The Bahraini Ministry of Interior didn’t provide any evidence to support its claims regarding the involvement of Iran along with Lebanese and Iraqi parties in the support of the supposed “terrorist organization”. Pro-Iranian sources and experts already saiid that these Bahraini accusations had been a part of the ongoing propaganda war between Iran and the Saudi-led block.