Tehran has escalated its offensive against targets in Iraq where its opposition groups are located. KDPI is believed to have assisted the violence inside Iran.
An Iranian-Kurdish resistance organization has been targeted in northern Iraq’s Kurdish territory by Iranian military forces. Officials reported that nine individuals were killed in the attack and several more were wounded.
According to a Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan member, bases in Koya, some 35 miles into Eastern Erbil, were the target of rocket and drone raids yesterday. The organization, known as KDPI, is a left-leaning armed resistance group that operates against Iran.
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps ground units reportedly claimed responsibility, according to a government-run media outlet. According to IRNA, the IRGC used precise missiles and a “suicide drones” to attack several locations used by a separatist organization in northern Iraq.
In a statement released after the attack, the IRGC announced that “this operation will continue with our full determination until the threat is effectively repelled, terrorist groups’ bases are dismantled, and the authorities of the Kurdish region assume their obligations and responsibilities.”
The health minister for the Kurdistan Region reported nine fatalities and 24 injuries. The role of Iranian-Kurdish separatists headquartered in northern Iraq in violent protests in Iran has been charged by Iranian officials.
A military base, residences, workplaces, and other locations around Koya were the targets of Iranian drone assaults. The attack was characterized as underway by KDPI.
Iran then bombarded seven sites in the Koya neighborhood of Qala after the initial round of assaults. According to a KDPI spokesman, the party’s politburo is located in the Qala region.
IRGC troops launched a barrage of drone and artillery assaults on Kurdish strongholds earlier. Washington denounced the Iranian strikes on Iraqi sovereignty yesterday, claiming them an offensive on the country’s nation.
KDPI vis-à-vis Green Zone
Reporters predicted that more people might die as a result of the blasts. The Iraqi government has not yet released any formal statements. The bombardment has already continued for five days.
The attacks happen amid escalations brought on by the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, earlier in September. Amini was in the custody of the Iranian police when she died for unknown reasons. Iranian police believe that the girl had a heart attack which led to e series of complexions leading to her death. Iran has had widespread protests, particularly in the area of Kurdistan, where Amini was born.
According to Iranian Fars news agency, about 60 people lost their lives during the protests, including many officers in the Iranian security personnel. Kurdish rebels are allegedly bringing weapons into Iran, according to the local government.
Iranian attack to the targets in Iraqi soils occur in a condition that the popular protests erupted for another time in the capital. On Thursday, four rockets launched from eastern Baghdad landed close to the Green Zone in Baghdad. Government buildings and international embassies are located in the area.
Two police officials stated there were no early reports of injuries from the assaults while no group accepted responsibility. In eastern Baghdad, there are headquarters and followers for a variety of militant Shiite Muslim organizations.
Seven soldiers of the Iraqi security troops were hurt in a similar assault yesterday in Baghdad. It seemed to give a power-hungry politician’s struggle a fresh perspective.
Although there have been frequent rocket strikes on the Green Zone in recent years, they are mostly launched by militia groups with support from Iran towards Western objectives. A continuing offensive against KDPI may incite responses by the Sadr movement, secretly providing assistance for the community.