Iran arrests 53 people for running pro-Islamic State websites: Tasnim

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Iran's cyber police chief said on Monday officers had arrested 53 people for running websites supporting the Islamic State militant group (IS), Tasnim news agency reported. Shi'ite Muslim power Iran said last month it had broken up a cell recruiting fighters for the hardline Sunni Muslim group in Kermanshah, a western province close to the Iraqi border. The area has a large Sunni Kurdish population that has risen up against Tehran in the past The cyber police chief, Kamal Hadianfar, said most of those arrested had been based "in provinces near border areas", without specifying where.