Iranian IRGC attack Kurdish groups in Iraq for supporting protests

In response to countrywide demonstrations that originated in Kurdish regions, the Iranian IRGC claims it has begun a new series of strikes against Kurdish factions in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan and the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan have been targeted by drone assaults, according to a statement released by the Iranian IRGC on Monday.

The Iranian IRGC has attacked Iraqi Kurdistan twice in less than a week, reportedly in reprisal for supplying troops and weapons for riots in Iran. This latest strike involved firing the positions of Kurdish militias.

In response to protests against Mahsa (Zhina) Amini’s death, which occurred while she was being held by Iran’s hijab police, the IRGC launched an attack on the offices of Kurdish opposition organizations in Erbil’s Sidakan district on Saturday. They claimed that the Kurdish organizations had incited “chaos” in Iran.

Amini was detained and assaulted while visiting Tehran; she came from the Kurdish village of Saqqez. Her hometown and other Kurdish cities were the first to start anti-government protests when she passed away in the hospital.

The IRGC-affiliated Tasnim news agency said that Komala and the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran’s headquarters were the targets of the bombardment because they sent “armed squads and a huge amount of weaponry… to the border cities of the nation to foment disorder.”

The Kurdish armed organizations in Iran’s western regions are labeled “terrorist groups” or “anti-revolutionary” by the Islamic Republic, while they claim that the purpose of their military struggle is “defending the rights of the Kurds.”

Kurdish parties generally support Kurdish autonomy within a federal Iran, notably Komala and the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI).

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