Iran rockets hit Kurdish party HQ near Iraq’s Erbil, kill one

 As reported by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the operation was aimed against so-called "terrorist" groups in northern Iraq's Kurdish region.

The Iranian Kurdish party headquarters in the Iraqi city of Koye, close to the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq, Erbil, was damaged by rockets fired by Iran, resulting in at least one death.

According to Tariq Haidari, mayor of Koye, in addition to the four killed on Monday, ten others were injured in the incident.

According to Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency, missiles and drones were used in the operation, and the intended targets were "terrorist groups." The attack was carried out by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

According to Fars, IRGC ground forces commander Mohammad Pakpour said that the raid was carried out despite repeated warnings to northern Iraqi officials and the Iraqi government in Baghdad that "secessionist" militias located in the region needed to leave or be disarmed.

Approximately 50 days have passed since the initial strikes, and sadly, no effective measures have been taken. Also, "the terrorists have moved into civilian areas after leaving damaged or destroyed bases," he claimed.

Pakpour implied the airstrikes would continue so long as Kurdish organizations in the region threatened Iran.

Apparently, drones attacked two facilities used by Iranian Kurdish dissidents near Erbil and Sulaimaniyah, according to Kurdish security officials.

Iranian Kurdish rights activists claimed on Twitter that the IRGC shot down six drones at the Komala Party's headquarters in Sulaimaniyah and four missiles at the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan's headquarters in Koye.

Since the death of Iranian Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini on September 16, the IRGC has launched strikes on sites of the militant resistance in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq.

Protests have been going on for weeks now because of Amini's death, which happened after she was held by Iran's so-called morality police.

Iran says that the turmoil in Iraq is being stoked by Kurdish insurgents in the country's north.

For as long as "terrorist groups" maintain their strongholds and regional authorities "do not act according to their obligations," the IRGC declared in a statement back in September that such operations would continue.


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