Iran’s revolutionary guards are pursuing ‘terrorist organizations In Erbil

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Iran IranOn Wednesday morning in Iraq’s northern governorate of Erbil, Iran’s revolutionary guards fired artillery at “terrorist elements,” according to Iranian state news agency Tasnim.

According to Ihsan Chalabi, the chairman of Sidakan’s municipal government, no one was hurt in the attack, and no damage to property was done right away. Shelling began around 8.20 a.m. local time in the Barbizen countryside of Choman’s Sidakan Subdistrict, according to Mr Chalabi.

A local official told Kurdish media sources that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a division of the Iranian Armed Forces, bombarded the border areas of the Kurdistan region north-east of Erbil province.

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In March, Iran launched a surprise attack on Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s independent Kurdistan region, with a dozen ballistic missiles. Only one person was injured in the incident, which targeted the home of Baz Karim, a major supporter of the Kurdish Democratic Party in the area.

The IRGC claimed that the area targeted in the March bombing was a Mossad base, but a joint Iraqi-Kurdish investigation into the event found that Iran had no proof to back up its allegation.

Following the murder of Iranian military leader Qassem Suleimani, Iran launched ballistic missiles into the Kurdistan region and Iraqi Arab majority regions in 2020, targeting joint US-Iraqi sites.

Iran has undertaken much more strikes against anti-Iranian government Kurdish parties, the most notable of which being the Kurdistan Free Life Party, also known as PJAK in Kurdish. In September 2018, an Iranian ballistic missile assault killed 18 persons at the PJAK headquarters in Koya, Iraqi Kurdistan.

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