Iranian artillery continues shelling Kurdish villages in Sidakan

Iranian artillery continues shelling Kurdish villages in Sidakan
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SULAIMANI — Iranian artillery continued shelling Kurdish villages in the sub-district of Sidakan inside the Kurdistan Region on Saturday (September 17).

An NRT correspondent in the area, citing witnesses, said Iranian artillery bombarded the suspected bases of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDP-I) in the village of Barbzen in the Sidakan sub-district of Soran district, 120 kilometers northeast of Erbil.

The NRT correspondent said the village suffered damage due to the shelling.

No casualties have been reported so far.

This is the third time this year that Iranian artillery has shelled villages in the Kurdistan Region with the justification of targeting what they believe to be bases belonging to the KDP-I in the area.

Iranian artillery shelled the Kurdish villages in the sub-district of Sidakan and in Haji Omran on August 11, two days after clashes broke out between KDP-I Peshmerga fighters and Iranian soldiers.

Two children were wounded as a result of the shelling.

Following the bombardment, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Council of Ministers issued a statement calling on Ankara and Tehran to end strikes inside the Kurdistan Region’s borders.

Despite the KRG’s call, neither Turkey nor Iran has stopped the shelling of villages in the Kurdistan Region’s border from both countries.

(NRT)