Iran has launched fresh missile attacks on Kurdish opposition groups in Iraq, which the Iranian government has accused of inciting ongoing protests in the country.
Iraqi Kurdistan’s Department of Counter-Terrorism has said that “Iranian Revolutionary Guards have bombed Kurdish parties once again.”
The Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI) has alleged that Iran has targeted its offices with missiles and suicide drones at two locations in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.
According to PDKI, the oldest Kurdish party in Iran, “the indiscriminate attacks by Iran are taking place at a time when the terrorist government of Iran is unable to stop the ongoing protests in Iranian Kurdistan.”
On the other hand, Komala, an Iranian Kurdish nationalist organization, says that Iran has also attacked its installations in northern Iraq.
The organization wrote on its official Twitter account that “tonight once again the Islamic regime attacked our headquarters.” We are prepared for this type of attack and there is no casualty as of now.
CENTCOM, the agency responsible for US military operations in the Middle East, has described the Iranian attacks as ‘illegal’.
CENTCOM commander General Michael Korella said in a statement that the Iranians condemn cross-border missile and drone attacks.
According to the statement, such indiscriminate and illegal attacks not only pose a danger to civilians, but are also a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty, while the hard-established security and stability in Iraq and the Middle East are being threatened. .
Iraqi state news agency INA reported on Monday morning that three Iranian opposition parties in Iraqi Kurdistan have been targeted by Iranian missiles and drone strikes.
The latest Iranian missile strikes come a day after Turkey carried out airstrikes against Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan and northern Syria.
The government of Iran has accused the Kurdish Iranian opposition groups in northern Iraq of inciting the ongoing nationwide protests against the killing of the Kurdish Iranian woman Mahsa Amini, while the crackdown against the protesters has also accelerated.
On Saturday, a human rights organization in Iran said that security forces have killed 378 people, including 47 children, in a crackdown on protests in favor of Mahsa Amini.