After Turkey.. Iran bombs northern Iraq with suicide marches

Concurrently with Turkish strikes on northern Syria and IraqOn Sunday night, Iran launched new strikes targeting Iranian Kurdish opposition groups stationed in neighboring Iraqi Kurdistan, less than a week after similar strikes, local officials announced.

The anti-terrorism services in Kurdistan confirmed that “the Revolutionary Guards again targeted Kurdish-Iranian parties,” without giving any results for these strikes, which were launched at around midnight.

For their part, the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Iranian Kurdish nationalist “Komala” organization confirmed that the strikes targeted their facilities in this region.

Two locations near Erbil

The Kurdistan Democratic Party said on Twitter, Monday, that it was targeted in two locations near Erbil by “missile strikes and suicide drones.” The oldest Kurdish party in Iran, founded in 1945, said, “These indiscriminate attacks come at a time when the Iranian regime is unable to stop the ongoing demonstrations in Kurdistan, western Iran.”

While the official Iraqi News Agency reported, “The headquarters of three Iranian opposition parties inside Kurdistan were bombed by Iranian missiles and drones.”

And the Al-Arabiya correspondent reported earlier that 3 areas in Erbil and Sulaymaniyah were exposed toIranian missile strike.

He also pointed out that the US Consulate in Erbil sounded warning sirens after the bombing, indicating that there are fears of an Iranian ground attack on Kurdish areas on the border.

While Iraqi media reported casualties as a result of the bombing, noting that an Iranian drone bombed a camp for Iranian Kurdish refugees in Erbil.

Turkish raids too

This Iranian bombing came in conjunction with the Turkish Ministry of Defense’s announcement yesterday that the Air Force had carried out raids on Kurdish militia sites in northern Syria and Iraq, which resulted in the destruction of 89 targets, in response to the bombing that took place in Istanbul a week ago, which claimed the lives of six people.

It said in a statement that the strikes targeted bases of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers an offshoot of the PKK.

repeated blows

It also indicated that the strikes targeted Qandil, Asus, and Hakurk in Iraq, and Kobani, Tal Refaat, Al-Jazeera, and Derik in Syria.

It is noteworthy that Ankara frequently launches air strikes in northern Iraq, where it deployed commandos to support its operations as part of a long-term campaign against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Likewise, Iranian strikes have been repeated in northern Iraq since mid-September, with protests continuing in Iran against the backdrop of the death of Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian Kurdish woman, after her arrest by the morality police.

On November 14, a missile strike and drone strikes by Tehran against Iranian Kurdish opposition groups left one person dead and eight injured in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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