Damage to the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party headquarters in Koysinjaq after targeted by IRGC, September 12, 2018. (AFP)

August 4, 2020

The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) said on Monday that Iranian drones and artillery shells were fired at the group’s bases in a mountainous area near the border between Iran and the Kurdistan Region, without leaving casualties.

“Iran’s terrorist Revolutionary Guard Corps is carrying out a missile attack against the Peshmerga Forces of Kurdistan. The attack, that is continuing, has up until now only resulted in material damage to Peshmerga bases in the mountains of Kurdistan,” the Party wrote on its Twitter account.

The strikes hit the mountainous Barbzin area of Erbil, close to the Kurdistan Region-Iran border.

This is the first time the Revolutionary Guards hit border areas in Kurdistan.

Iran’s most recent strike took place in June when Tehran pounded Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan fighters at the same time Turkey conducted operations against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Iraq.

In October 2018, Iran launched short-range ballistic missiles at the base of the Kurdish opposition group in northern Iraq, killing at least 11 people and wounding scores more.

Asharq Al-Awsat

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