Kurdish party announces killing nine Iranian Revolutionary Guards

In this Sept. 22, 2011 photo, members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard march in front of the mausoleum of the late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, during armed an forces parade marking the 31st anniversary of the start of the Iraq-Iran war. Among the many mysteries inside Iran’s ruling hierarchy, the Quds Force, which sits atop the vast military and industrial network of the Revolutionary Guard, has a special place in the shadows. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

 

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Clashes between armed groups opposed to the Iranian regime and the Revolutionary Guards Corps in the Ashnawiya or Sheno district of western Azerbaijan province on the Iraqi-Iranian border were reported on Saturday.

Although the Revolutionary Guard confirmed that the clashes did not result in losses on the part of Iranian forces, but some reports say killing nine members of the Revolutionary Guards were killed.

The Revolutionary Guards said in a statement that the attackers were “terrorist groups driven by the hands of global arrogance,” while sources in Iraqi Kurdistan say that the attackers were members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, which is struggling to win the rights of the Kurdish people in Iran for more than 60 years.

According to the Tasnim agency close to the Iranian security forces, the headquarters of “Sayed Shuhada Hamza,” of the Revolutionary Guards “was able to prevent the gunmen from infiltrating into Iranian territory through the Iraqi border in the area of Ashnawiya, killing seven people and returned to the bases intact.

On the other hand, the Democratic Party of Kurdistan announced on Sunday the killing and wounding of members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the clashes that occurred near the border area, according to the site “Kurdistan 24”.

The armed wing of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) said in a statement that its fighters clashed on Friday evening with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in the Shno area near the border with the Kurdistan region.

The statement by the Kurdish opposition party said that the clashes resulted in the deaths of nine members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and wounding 18 others.