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Kurdish armed group confirms fighters killed in Iran

By Rudaw 6/10/2016
PJAK fighters training at one of their bases in the Qandil mountains near the Iranian border. Photo: AP/file
PJAK fighters training at one of their bases in the Qandil mountains near the Iranian border. Photo: AP/file
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—The armed wing of the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK) confirmed that a group if its guerrilla fighters were killed in clashes with Iranian security forces on Tuesday in Kermanshah province, western Kurdistan, Iran.

The East Kurdistan Defense Forces, or YRK as it is known by its Kurdish initials, said in a written statement that the clash happened as a result of “a conspiracy” by the Iranian revolutionaries and its “affiliated gang groups” near the Salasbajani town in Kermanshah.

They did not give details on the number of casualties but announced that more information would be published in the future.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) reported late Tuesday that they had killed 12 militants of a “terrorist” group near the Iraqi border, in the same area mentioned by the YRK. 

“The group of 12 militants were all killed and a significant amount of weapons and ammunition were seized from the terrorists,” the Iranian semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour as saying.

Pakpour added that the clashes began at noon on Tuesday and lasted for hours in the town of Salasbajani in the Kermanshah province near the Iraqi border.

Pakpour also revealed that three Iranian soldiers were wounded in the confrontation.

He claimed that “the armed group…had plans to sneak into Iranian territory to cause insecurity.”

The IRGC commander described the group as “affiliated with the anti-revolutionary and terrorist groups that receive support from the US and the Zionist regime of Israel.”
 

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Guest | 7/10/2016
May all those Kurdish martyrs rest in peace; and May God damn Iran and it despicable religious regime.
Moz | 7/10/2016
Wether you be jihadists, or Wether you be slaves of Saudi the Iranian nation is untouchable and United, terrorists get crushed as soon as they are 5 m in our borders, and still I'm sure more to come. No problems though, Iran is your graveyard have no doubt, ZERO IRANAIN CASUALTIES.
IranMan | 7/10/2016
PEJAK is not a "Kurdish armed group"! PEJAK is a CIA trained and controlled terrorist group who are getting their a$$es handed to them by the Iranian defenders. The "affiliated gang groups" is the way the YRK terrorists and CIA mercenaries describe the heroic Kurds who defend their homeland against the CIA and Israel. The way the KRG is paying back Iran for defending them against the ISIL is the utterly shameful, ungrateful and UN-KURDISH to say the least.
Non kurd | 7/10/2016
The terrorist mullahs will rarely admit their losses to minimize psychological damage at home. Either way, anyone seeking freedom from the radical shiite terror regime ought to be supported.
Mohamedzzz | 7/10/2016
Iran should be smart and cut a deal with the Kurds, otherwise Kurds will end up destroying Iran.

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