Iranian forces shell Iraq's Kurdistan region

Iranian forces resumed Thursday night shelling the border areas in the autonomous Kurdistan region in Iraq, a senior Kurdish military officer said Friday.

Iranian forces shell Iraq's Kurdistan region
Iranian forces resumed Thursday night shelling the border areas in the autonomous Kurdistan region in Iraq, a senior Kurdish military officer said Friday.

The Iranian artillery shelled a number of villages, with the explosions setting fire to large areas of agricultural lands and forcing the villagers to flee elsewhere, senior officer Hussein Ahmed said in Sulaimaniya.

Iranian and Turkish forces had shelled two northern Iraqi border cities in the Kurdish autonomous region on Thursday.

Targeted in the attack were the bases of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Party for Freedom and Life in Kurdistan (PJAK) from Iran, the sources said.

Kurdish villages in the northern province of Arbil were bombed in the morning by Turkish forces, starting fires in agricultural lands and houses in two villages, an official source from the Kurdish Pershmerga claimed, without specifying how many casualties there were.


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Last Mod: 17 Ağustos 2007, 12:45
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