IRAQI KURDISTAN: The Kurdistan Democratic party military wing announced Sunday that more than 27 members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards fell in skirmishes close to the Iraqi-Iranian border.
The party’s statement added that clashes between the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and its Peshmerga fighters resulted in 9 dead and 18 injured near the town of ‘Shno’ close to the border with Iran.
The Iranian authorities acknowledged that 3 incidents with armed militants took place Sunday close to the border with Iraq.
“In recent days we have been witnessing some movements and efforts by anti-revolutionary bandits and terrorists in west and northwest border areas with the aim of deep infiltration,” said Brig.-General Mohammad Pakpour, ground forces commander of the Guards.Mohammad Bakour, the commander of Iran Revolutionary Guard ground forces said that ‘ clashes were recorded in the last few days near our western and north western clashes without naming the groups responded for the incursions.
Kurdish Iranian parties headquarters are based close to the Iran-Iraq border, and Iranian troops cross the border from time to time to pursue the Iranian Kurdish fighters based there.