Iran's regime launched new attacks against Kurdish opponents in Iraq

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The authorities in Tehran accuse these dissident movements based in Kurdistan of fueling the demonstrations that broke out over the death of the young Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in the custody of the morality police At least one Kurdish fighter was killed

Iran's regime launched new attacks against Kurdish opponents in Iraq

The explosion caused by an Iranian attack on a Kurdish base in Iraq (screenshot)

The Iranian regime again bombarded Kurdish opposition groups on Sunday night based in the Kurdistan regionin neighboring Iraq, less than a week after similar attacks, these groups and local officials announced.

Authorities in Tehran they accuse these dissident movements installed in that Iraqi region of fueling the demonstrations that broke out in Iran over the death of a young Kurdish girl in the custody of the morality police.

On November 14, the Islamic Republic it has already fired missiles and attacked with drones the positions of Kurdish opposition groups located in Iraq, causing one death and injuring eight.

“The Guardians of the Revolution (Iran's ideological army) bombed Iranian Kurdish parties again,” said the Iraqi Kurdistan anti-terrorism services, which reported no human casualties.

The Democratic Party of Iran Kurdistan of Iran (KIDP) and the Iranian Kurdish nationalist group Komala confirmed the bombardments that affected their facilities in this autonomous region in northern Iraq.

“A member of the peshmerga was killed in an Iranian attack in the Koysinjaq area”, also known as Koya, on Sunday night, told AFP Ali Boudaghi, a PDKI official.

Early Monday, the Iraqi state press agency < i>INA confirmed Iranian bombardments with “Iranian missile fire and drone strikes” against “three Iranian opposition parties in Kurdistan” of Iraq.

The KDP confirmed being targeted by “kamikaze missiles and drones” in Koya and in Jejnikan, near Erbil, the Kurdistan regional capital.

He also shared on his Twitter account videos showing fireballs lighting up in the black night.

“These blind attacks occur at a time when the Iranian terrorist regime is unable to stop the demonstrations under way in Kurdistan” in Iran, criticized the PDKI, the oldest Kurdish party in that country, founded in 1945.

“Cross-border” attacks

The authorities in Tehran accuse these opposition groups, which have been in their sights for some time, of instigating the problems in Iran, which has been facing protests since the death on September 16 of the young Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini.

In the past, senior Iranian leaders have called on authorities in Baghdad and Erbil to neutralize these opposition groups installed in the neighboring country since the 1980s and considered “terrorists” by Tehran.

After a long armed insurrection, these groups, which are far to the political left, have almost completely paralyzed their military activities, experts say.

The US military command for the Middle East (Centcom) condemned in a statement “the Iranian cross-border attacks” and said that they “endanger civilians and they violate Iraqi sovereignty.”

Kurdish movements are not only in the crosshairs of Tehran. On the eve, Turkey launched airstrikes against positions of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels in Syria and Iraq.

“It is a failure for both Baghdad and Erbil to allow their territory to be so vulnerable to foreign attacks,” said Iraqi-Canadian political scientist Hamzeh Hadad on Twitter.

(With information from AFP)

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