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Two Iranian soldiers killed in clashes in West Azerbaijan

By Rudaw 19/9/2016
AFP file photo of Kurdish guerrillas on the Iraqi side of the border with Iran.
AFP file photo of Kurdish guerrillas on the Iraqi side of the border with Iran.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - At least two Iranian soldiers were killed in clashes on the northwestern border with Iraqi Kurdistan, sources said.

One source told Rudaw that clashes took place in the Barimergan area of Piranshahr, a town in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province.

He could not tell who was involved in the clashes, but according to the information received by Rudaw at least two members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards were killed in the area.


He said the clashes had begun at about 8 pm on Sunday night and were still ongoing at midnight.

Clashes in West Azerbaijan in recent weeks involved Kurdish armed groups and Iranian security guards in the border areas.

In early September the Iranian intelligence ministry said it killed “12 armed bandits” in West Azerbaijan while the Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran said two of their Peshmerga fighters were killed.

On Saturday morning, Iran resumed cross-border shelling from West Azerbaijan into the Kurdistan Region, targeting the Barbzinan area in Sidakan, a few kilometers inside Iraqi Kurdistan’s Soran district.

A Rudaw reporter in the area said that, alongside the shelling, there were clashes that involved light machine guns but there were no reports of casualties.


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Damir | 19/9/2016
“Iranian intelligence ministry said it killed armed bandits in West Azerbaijan” Very unfortunate that Rudaw supposedly a Kurdish news agency repeats Iranian (and often Turkish) propaganda, I'm sure Rudaw knows what the same circles that label Kurdish freedom fighter's "bandits" say about KRG and president Barzani.
Loqman | 19/9/2016
doesn't say which kurdish group this was?
Kurd | 19/9/2016
Not west azerbajan but east kurdistan
yad | 19/9/2016
May Allah revenge innocent people who lives there and now they are moving out to safety place and left their proprieties due to shelling by enemy of human and Sunni is Iranian Revolutionary guards, and they have caused to problems in the area and the region was destroyed. No sides were complaining them throughout shelling because some of parties have affiliation to Iran and they can not even say one word against them.
Non kurd | 19/9/2016
Good... give them a taste of their own medicine. Free Iran.
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