Iran launched an operation against Kurdish militants

Sunday, 24 July, 2016 - 20:00

As a result of the Corps 'Revolutionary Guards' (elite component of the Iranian Armed Forces) counter-terrorist operation in the north-western Iran 23 PKK militants were killed. This was announced on Sunday by representative of the command of the IRGC Brigadier General Majid Ardzhmandfar.

According to him, until recently, five illegal armed groups have been operating in the region. Two of them are completely eliminated in the Iranian provinces of Kurdistan and West Azerbaijan. Strongholds and bases of militants in the border areas of Iraq and Turkey were revealed. Persecution of survieved bands continues.
He accused the United States and Saudi Arabia of supporting groups trying to destabilize the situation in Iran.

The counter-terrorist operation IRGC continues in northwestern Iran for about two months. Her goal - the elimination of subversive groups of "PJAK".

This organization was established in 2003 with the participation of the PKK to conduct subversive activities in the territory of Iran. The main area of its actions - a border with Iraq, the Iranian province of Kurdistan. From time to time the militants groups committing attacks on the Iranian authorities.