Iranian Rockets Hit Kurdish Headquarters in Iraq

    Photo: The Arabweekly

    The Facts

    • Rockets fired on Monday reportedly killed one and injured 10 when Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) targeted the headquarters of an Iranian Kurdish party in the Iraqi city of Koye, near Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq.

    • According to Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency, the IRGC targeted “terrorist groups” with missiles and drones. Kurdish sources said the IRGC had targeted the Komala Party's base in Sulaimaniya with six drones and the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan's base in Koye with four missiles.

    The Spin

    Pro-Iran narrative

    Rioters linked to foreign enemies are causing the ongoing unrest in Iran. Armed Iranian Kurdish opposition groups operating in neighboring Iraq have infiltrated Kurdish areas of Iran to sow insecurity and catalyze unrest. To meet this threat, the IRGC will continue to strike the main bases of these groups to protect Tehran's national security.

    Anti-Iran narrative

    Iran is threatening the peace and stability of the region by continuously targeting the positions of Iranian Kurdish opposition groups in the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq. The Iraqi government rightly condemns this crime, which is a direct threat the Baghdad's security and sovereignty.

    Establishment split



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