Iran strikes targets in Iraqi Kurdistan


At least 13 people were reported killed in Iranian missile and drone strikes on the Kurdish region of northern Iraq Sept. 28. UNICEF said a pregnant woman was killed and two children were among those injured as one missile struck a school in the refugee settlement of Koya. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said it had struck Kurdish “separatist terrorists” who backed “riots,” referring to the anti-government protests that have swept the country over the past two weeks. The IRGC named the targeted groups as Komala, the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) and the Kurdistan Freedom Party (PAK). Komala confirmed that 10 drones targeted buildings in the Zargwez area, PAK said its headquarters in Sherawa was hit, and the PDKI said its bases in Koy Sanjaq were struck. (TNH, BBC News)

IRGC missiles struck targets inĀ Iraq’s Kurdish regional capital of ErbilĀ earlier thisĀ year. Iran has carried out intermittentĀ attacks on territory in Iraqi Kurdistan for the past several years.

Map: UNHCR via ReliefWeb