Iran strikes four Kurdish opposition bases in Kurdistan Region: IRGC


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SULAIMANI — Iran continued its escalation against Iranian Kurdish opposition groups in the Kurdistan Region by striking four bases near the border, an Iranian commander said on Monday (September 20).

Majid Arjmundafar, deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) headquarters responsible for Iranian Kurdistan, told the semi-official Tasnim news agency that the IRGC had used "smart weapons” to target the bases, but did not identify their exact locations or the groups to which they belonged.

It was not immediately clear whether there were casualties.

News outlets affiliated with the opposition parties have not commented on the IRGC’s claim.

Over the past several weeks, Iran has launched a number of cross-border strikes using artillery and drones, striking bases belonging to the Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (KDPI) in northern Erbil governorate.

On Sunday, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces, warned that Iran would destroy the bases of "counterrevolutionary terrorist groups,” referring to the opposition groups.

"The officials of [the Kurdistan Region] and the Iraqi government must take action to confront these groups,” he said according to semi-official Mehr News.

(NRT Digital Media)