ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – An Iranian Kurdish (Rojhilati) armed opposition group on Thursday said that Iran targeted its outposts in bombardments on the mountain ranges that fall between the Kurdistan Region and Iran.
“At 11 o’clock in the morning, forces of the Islamic Regime of Iran targeted and shelled the border areas of Piranshar in Rojhilat and Bashur [Kurdistan Region of Iraq] in Choman and Sidakan,” read a statement by the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI).
#Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps have been shelling #PDKI and #Peshmerga bases on the border between eastern (Iranian) and southern (Iraqi) #Kurdistan since 11:07 today. Iran is also shelling civilian populated regions of southern Kurdistan. #TwitterKurds #Rojhelat— PDKI (@PDKIenglish) September 6, 2018
“Iranian artilleries shelled the area of Kunerre, the Alana valley, and the Khazalle mountain peak, which are all near the villages of Gundarro and Alana,” said Farzang Ahmed, the Mayor of Haji Omeran subdistrict in the Choman District of Erbil Province.
The Mayor of Sidakan subdistrict—which lies in the Erbil province’s Soran District—Ihsan Chalabi, told Kurdistan 24 that Iran bombarded several areas near the Bradost Mountain
There have been no immediate reports of casualties.
Iran intermittently shells the area with heavy artillery, claiming it targets military bases of Rojhilati opposition parties. However, the shelling often damages villagers’ properties.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has called on the Iranian government to put an end to indiscriminate shelling of areas near the Kurdish border and asked Iranian Kurdish fighters to avoid using the region to attack its neighboring state.
Editing by Nadia Riva