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Iranian guards launch artillery attack on militants in Iraqi Kurdistan

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards launched an artillery attack on Iranian militant opposition bases in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq on Saturday, Iranian state television reported.

“The anti-Iranian terrorist headquarters” based in northern Iraq was targeted by guards, state television said, referring to Kurdish rebel groups based there. Iran has accused armed Iranian Kurdish dissidents of involvement in the ongoing unrest in the country, particularly in the northwest where most of Iran’s 10 million Kurds live.

“These operations (…) will continue in order to ensure viable border security, punish criminal terrorists and hold (Kurdish regional government) officials accountable to international regulations and their legal obligations.” , the guards said in a televised statement. Iranian officials have often called on the KRG to curb the activities of Iranian Kurdish groups in the region. They also say that Israeli agents are based in the area, which the KRG denies.

Iran has repeatedly targeted Kurdish rebel groups in the Kurdish region of Iraq. There have been frequent clashes in the remote and mountainous border region between Iranian security forces and militant groups opposed to the government in Tehran.

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